Actors whose replacements were not noticed by viewers
To see new actors in films or TV shows are easy. But there are cases where no one pays attention to changes in the cast. This trend is more visible in sequels, spin-offs as well as solo films. Let’s look at several movies and TV shows where one actor was replaced by another and we did not even notice this fact.
Paul Walker while shooting Fast and the Furious
When the main star of the Fast and the Furious died in 2013, many thought that this was the end of this story and filming would not be finished ever. But his brothers intervened to finish filming the seventh film. Of course, visual effects experts also were very helpful.
Hugo Weaving while shooting Avengers: Infinity War
One of the first MCU bad guys is the Red Skull. It was played by the king of the Elves of «Lord of the Rings» named Hugo Weaving. And in the film «Avengers» 2018 people saw Ross Marquand. Ross also played in «The Walking Dead».
Richard Bremmer while shooting Harry Potter
Along with Ron, and Hermione, as well as Harry of course the evil Lord appeared in 7 of the 8 films about the young wizard. Ralph Fiennes was cast only in the fourth movie, and initially, the sinister wizard was played by the British actor named Richard Bremmer.
James Purefoy while shooting V means Vendetta
While viewers could never look under the guise of the mysterious Guy Fawkes, we knew that Hugo Weaving was playing the vigilante. However, few people know that James Purefoy was in the stages of the action movie. Some scenes with him even were in the final part of the film.
Penelope Cruz while shooting Pirates of the Caribbean
During the filming of this mega-popular blockbuster, the hottie was already visibly pregnant, so in some shots the actress was replaced by her sister named Monica. The striking similarity of the sisters allowed the producers to avoid unnecessary problems and finish filming.
Damion Poitiers while shooting Avengers
It was not Josh Brolin who was the first person to play Thanos. In 2012’s The Avengers, the Mad Titan had been depicted by stuntman Damion Poitier in this very short stage after the credits. About two years ago, Brolin played Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy, but almost no one really saw the difference.
Richard Harris while shooting Harry Potter
Do you know that Richard Harris at first starred as Dumbledore? We got to know Albus and his magic school in the first 2 movies. Unfortunately, Harris was dead in 2002. It meant it was time to recast the old archmage. This is where Michael Gambon comes to the rescue and he saves the movie franchise.
Lacey Chabert while shooting Family Guy
Meg was first voiced by young Lacey Chabert. However, her busy schedule did not allow her to continue working on the series, and Meg soon had a new voice, Mila Kunis. Most viewers didn’t even realize it.
Peter Mayhew while shooting Star Wars
In the space franchise, people see many new characters played by Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, etc. Jonas Suotamo is also one of the actors. The actor replaced Peter Mayhew, who is known for his role as the Chewbacca. Most fans took the news calmly. At least to fans who reading the posts preceding the movie premiere. The rest still doesn’t know it.