Superstars live a glamorous life and are known worldwide, but they had to start somewhere, right? There was a time when they anxiously waited outside audition rooms, rehearsing their lines and hoping for a big break. Granted, a few celebs on this list come from famous families, but they yearned for the opportunity to make it on their own!
Now, they’re walking the red carpet, all dolled up and looking drop dead gorgeous. Let’s take a look at some of our Hollywood favorites back in the day, during their first auditions.
1. Hannah Montana
Don’t you remember the fashionable and gorgeous rockstar, Hannah Montana? Yes, you do! The character was originally named Zoey but because the production loved her originality, they decided to give the character her original name Miley!
2. Gwyneth Paltrow
Well, Gwyneth Paltrow auditioned before Laura Dern for the role of Dr. Ellie Salter in Jurassic Park, but unfortunately, due to lack of experience, she didn’t get the role.
3. Ariana Grande
Our little Ariana Grande lost it during her role in the musical drama Annie. However, when she began to sing later, she rocked it.
How many of you remember That’s So Raven? While we still dance to the beats of the opening song, you will be amazed to watch her first audition tape, where she can be seen delivering her first dialogue as Olivia Kendall on The Cosby Show.