10 Even More Movie Roles Obviously Designed For Other Actors

9. Amber Mariens In Clueless - Sarah Michelle Gellar

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A cult classic, Clueless stars Alicia Silverstone as ultra-popular high schooler Cher Horowitz as she navigates the various pitfalls of being a young woman in the nineties.

What is any good coming-of-age movie without the lead character's mortal enemy? Enter Amber Mariens, the fashion conscious mean girl brattily portrayed by Elisa Donovan.

Donovan does a great turn as Mariens, an unlikeable snob who starts a dating a boy Cher rejects. The actor even reprised the role in the Clueless TV show, which is amazing when you think that the part almost went to someone else.

Sarah Michelle Gellar was making headlines at the time as the scheming daughter of Erica Kane on the soap opera All My Children. Gellar's character Kendall Hart was conniving, devious, and thoroughly dislikeable, which might be why she was offered the part of Amber.

The character might have been a bit of a step back from the multi-layered Hart, but Gellar would have been amazing as Amber.

Considering she was just two years away from playing Buffy, this would have been an amazing chance to show her incredible versatility as a performer.


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