6 Original Casting Choices That Would Have Ruined Star Wars!
3. Princess Leia: Jodie Foster
A brewing romance between Harrison Ford and Jodie Foster? Would anyone have wanted to see that on screen? Jodi turned down the role for Princess Leia because she was juggling two movies back to back. She was around 14 or 15 when the role was offered to her and by the time the characters were fully developed, the conception of the film changed all together.
4. Grand MoffTarkin: Christopher Lee
Christopher Lee, who plays the dark lord of pretty much everything, wasn’t interested in playing the role of Grand MoffTarkin. He went on to suggest Peter Cushing for the role who happens to be his good Hammer friend and on screen nemesis. Lucas finally went on to convince to join the Dark Side for Attack of The Clones, where he played the role of Count Dooku/Darth Tyranus.