5 Actors Who Were On The Verge Of Giving Up Acting Before They Landed A Life-Changing Role
Sometimes, when you are ready to give up, fate may have something else planned for you.
Many people face moments of doubt and consider giving up on their dreams, and actors are no exception to this rule. Before landing their breakthrough roles a lot of A-list actors faced hardships and almost gave up their Hollywood dreams. Here are 5 actors who almost quit their acting dreams before getting their life-saving leading roles.
1. Jacob Elordi
After struggling financially and living in his car, Jacob Elordi's fortunes changed when he landed the role of Nate Jacobs in Euphoria and had the chance to live the classic LA dream. This fortunate opportunity led to a significant turnaround for the Elvis actor, including being offered to stay at the prestigious Standard in West Hollywood.
In the early stages of her acting career, Millie Bobby Brown faced a lot of rejection and discouragement. She auditioned for various roles, including Bella Ramsey's part in Game of Thrones, but was turned down.
An audition for Stranger Things was one of her last attempts at acting. Brown successfully landed the role of Eleven in the series, which went on to achieve significant success and worldwide recognition, and opened the doors of Hollywood for the young actress.
3. Henry Cavill
Not by any means, but the Superman actor considered giving up acting to join the Army at the beginning of his career. When he was turned down for the role of James Bond, Cavil considered a career change.
However, due to the media attention surrounding the Bond casting process, he decided to continue acting. In the end, he gained recognition and had a breakout role in The Tudors, which ran from 2007 to 2010.
If it were not for his mother, we would never hear the name of John Krasinski. When John was on the verge of quitting the acting business when he asked his mother for support. She told him that he should wait just a little bit longer before making the final decision.
He got the role of Jim Halpert on The Office, which changed the course of his career, shortly after that phone call. Always trust your parents’ gut.
5. Will Smith
Who would have thought that the I Am Legend star could never make it to Hollywood? After his rap career, Will Smith found himself in financial trouble and had to pay a considerable amount in back taxes. His fortunes changed, however, when NBC approached him to help develop The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, which became a hit and launched his acting and filming career.