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Amanda Seyfried Explains Why She Turned Down Zoe Saldana's Role in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Amanda Seyfried Explains Why She Turned Down Zoe Saldana's Role in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Amanda Seyfried could have played the role of Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy but turned down the part in the James Gunn-directed Marvel film.

Now, she’s explaining why she decided to pass on the smash-hit film.

“I didn’t want to be part of the first Marvel movie that bombed,” Amanda said on THR‘s Awards Chatter podcast. “I said, ‘Who wants to see a movie about a talking tree and a raccoon?’ Which is clearly — I was very wrong.” Worldwide, Guardians made exactly $772,776,600 at the box office, which is considered a massive success!

“The script was great, it was all based in not wanting to be ‘that guy,’” Amanda continued. “Because if you are the star of a giant movie like that, and it bombs, Hollywood does not forgive you. I’ve seen that happen to people and it was a giant, giant fear and I thought, is it worth it?”

The role eventually went to Zoe Saldana, who has portrayed Gamora in several movies now.

Amanda is not the only actress who almost starred in a Marvel movie. Find out the 13 other celebs who turned down the chance to play some of the most iconic superheroes.

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