Was Stockard Channing considered for the role of Alex Forrest in Fatal Attraction?

Name all actresses who were considered, etc for that part

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Nope, I don't see Stockard Channing on the following list of actresses:

    Rosanna Arquette, Kate Capshaw, Cher, Ellen Barkin, Carrie Fisher, Linda Hamilton, Daryl Hannah, Barbara Hershey, Holly Hunter, Amy Irving, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Heather Locklear, Madonna, Lena Olin, Annette O'Toole, Michelle Pfeiffer, Miranda Richardson, Mary Steenburgen, Meryl Streep, Raquel Welch, Tuesday Weld, Debra Winger, Jane Seymour, Cybill Shepherd, Susan Sarandon, Kim Basinger, Kelly McGillis, Melanie Griffith, Kathleen Turner, Geena Davis, Christine Ebersole, Mary Gross, Kay Lenz, Jessica Lange, Diane Keaton, Sissy Spacek, Sigourney Weaver, Candice Bergen, Goldie Hawn, Farrah Fawcett, Christine Baranski and Isabella Rossellini were considered for the role of Alex Forrest.

    When Glenn Close's agent first called to express her interest in playing Alex Forrest, he was told, "Please don't make her come in. She's completely wrong for the part." Director Adrian Lyne also thought that Glenn Close was "the last person on Earth" who should play Alex.

    NOTE: You'll find a few more names of actresses that expressed an interest in playing the role of Alex at the link below -- Elizabeth Shue, for one. Too, Isabelle Adjani was offered the role of Alex which she declined. Faye Dunaway, Mia Farrow and Anjelica Huston were originally considered for the role of Alex Forrest, but they never auditioned for the part. Sharon Stone was yet another contender.

    Source(s): IMDb Fatal Attraction trivia section: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093010/trivia
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