Please take a moment to try to imagine a different actor or actress playing your favorite character in a TV show or movie. It’s pretty hard, right? Well, this may be hard to believe, but there were actually a bunch of huge celebrities who were offered some pretty major roles in some of our favorite TV shows and movies, and they ended up turning them down for some reason or another.

Yep, take JoJo, for example. Did you know the songstress was actually offered the starring role of Hannah Montana in Hannah Montana? Of course, we all know how that ended up, but if she didn’t say no, would we even know Miley Cyrus?! This one might come as a shock, but get this — Lindsay Lohan actually said no to starring in Mean Girls at first because she was initially cast in a different part. It’s safe to say that flick wouldn’t have been the same without her!

They’re not the only stars who have rejected a role before! Scroll through our gallery to uncover all the other celebrities who you’ll be shocked to learn turned down some pretty major movies and TV shows and find out why they passed on the parts.

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