19 Stars Who Turned Down The Iconic Roles We Love

Sarah Jessica Parker

Rejecting roles from 'Sex And The City' to 'Pretty Woman', these actors were almost icons.

Sarah Jessica Parker will always be Carrie Bradshaw from Sex And The City ... but did you know that she wasn't their first choice?

She was only able to play that role because another A-list actress turned down the offer! "I didn't want to be in a show about sex," admitted the originally picked actress. "The part went to Sarah Jessica Parker and it made her into a worldwide star, but I've got no regrets."

And neither do we! We can't imagine getting those witty words of wisdom when it comes to love, sex and relationships from anyone other than SJP. But it causes us to wonder ... who else turned down these kind of career-changing acting roles?

See the gallery over at Wetpaint: 19 Actors Who Turned Down Life-Changing Roles (PHOTOS)

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