10 Movie Stars That Were Almost ‘Harry Potter’ Icons!
4. Tilda Swinton – Sybill Trelawney
This would have been quite an incredible sight. Tilda Swinton was offered the role of the quirky Professor Trelawney before it was given to Emma Thompson. Retrospectively, Tilda would have made so much sense – but we’re more than happy with Thompson in the role.
5. Naomi Watts – Narcissa Malfoy
The role of Narcissa, wife of Lucius Malfoy, was offered to Naomi Watts. However, the top choice’s agency ended up rejecting the movie on her behalf. We’re not sure how much influence Watts had on this decision, if any at all, because we don’t know why anyone would want to turn down this role. Narcissa was played by Helen McRory (Skyfall) instead.