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These Actresses Almost Played Mia Thermopolis in 'The Princess Diaries' Instead of Anne Hathaway

These Actresses Almost Played Mia Thermopolis in 'The Princess Diaries' Instead of Anne Hathaway

The 20th anniversary of The Princess Diaries was this week and we can’t believe it has been two decades since the movie was released in theaters!

Anne Hathaway had her big break in the film and she was just 18 when she was cast as Mia Thermopolis.

Before landing on Anne for the role, there were many other actresses who were considered for the part and some of them reportedly turned the job down.

“I show up [to the audition] and I looked around, there were so many other young actresses there, and I knew all of them. They were all recognizable. And here I am, this nobody walking in,” Anne previously said about her audition for The Princess Diaries.

She added, “[The director] Garry showed the auditions to his granddaughters, Lily and Charlotte, and said, ‘Which girl do you think should be the princess?’ And Lily and Charlotte said that I should be the princess. And he said, ‘That girl’s name is Annie. Why do you think she should be the princess?’ And they said, “Because she’s got the best princess hair.’”

Click through the slideshow to see the list of stars who almost played Mia…

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