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Actors Who Almost Starred in Emmy Hits

Katie Holmes was initially considered for the lead role of Piper Kerman in Orange Is the New Black. "I’m a big fan of hers. You know, I met with her," said show creator Jenji Kohan. "She had other things to do. And also, in the beginning, no one knew what this was." The part eventually went to Taylor Schilling, who is nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

Actors Who Almost Starred in Emmy Hits

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It's hard to imagine Friends without Jennifer Aniston or Breaking Bad without Bryan Cranston, but that nearly happened. Television producers go through dozens of casting options before finding the perfect fit. Here are some actors who came close to lead roles on shows that went on to become Emmy favorites.

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