And Almost Starring

And Almost Starring is a comedic podcast in which husband and wife duo Jeff Ronan and Amy Jo Jackson discuss who almost starred in some of your favorite movies. Each week they’ll pick a different film and break down who almost got cast and whether it would have been for the better or for the much, much worse.

22:29:25 2022-08-09
Follow our Patreon at patreon.com/andalmoststarring On this week’s listener request episode, our Dog Days month gets super silly as we break down who almost starred in 1984’s Supergirl! Which three-time Oscar nominee was up for the title role? Which c...
22:20:09 2022-08-02
Follow our Patreon at patreon.com/andalmoststarring   On the first episode of our Dog Days month, we’re breaking down who narrowly dodged starring in the Michael Crichton sci-fi/adventure Congo! Which British rom-com star turned down a role? Which Osca...
02:09 2022-08-01
Follow our Patreon at Patreon.com/andalmoststarring   On this month’s Patreon-exclusive episode, we’re looking at who almost starred in the Spielberg classic Jaws in a watch-along commentary! Which Godfather actor turned down a role? Which musical th...
22:33:48 2022-07-26
Join our Patreon at patreon.com/andalmoststarring   To celebrate it’s 30th anniversary, we’re breaking down who almost starred in the pitch-black comedy Death Becomes Her! Which Oscar-nominee could have played Helen? Who was cast as Ernest but droppe...
23:31:41 2022-07-19
Join our Patreon at Patreon.com/andalmoststarring   This week we’re joined again by the hosts of Poor Unfortunate Podcast, Conor Perkins and Caroline Aimetti to break down the casting of Disney’s EXTREMELY 90s take on Hercules! Which comic legend was...
22:08:38 2022-07-12
Join our Patreon at patreon.com/andalmoststarring On this week’s listener request episode, we’re looking at everyone who almost starred in the delightful Terry Gilliam adventure/fantasy Time Bandits! Which future Gilliam star turned down Evil Genius? ...
22:13:12 2022-07-05
Follow us on Patreon at patreon.com/andalmoststarring   We’re delighted to welcome special guest Adina Verson (Only Murders in the Building) to chat about who almost starred in the 80s comedy Three Amigos! Who did Steve Martin have in mind when writing...
02:18 2022-07-01
Follow us on Patreon at patreon.com/andalmoststarring On this month’s Patreon exclusive episode, just in time for Love and Thunder, we’re looking at everyone almost cast in Thor: Ragnarok! Which former James Bond turned down a role? Which comedy star ...
22:51:21 2022-06-28
Follow us on Patreon at patreon.com/andalmoststarring   June-a Davis Month comes to a close with the excellent A League of Their Own! Who was cast as Dottie but dropped when they learned Madonna would be in the film? Which Oscar-winner auditioned for ‘...
22:33:39 2022-06-21
Follow us on Patreon at patreon.com/andalmoststarring June-a Davis month continues with the supremely silly swashbuckler Cutthroat Island aka: Slash ‘n Dash! Which Oscar-winning legend was considered for Morgan Adams? Who was cast as the male lead but d...
22:10:09 2022-06-14
Join our Patreon at patreon.com/andalmoststarring June-a Davis Month continues with the kick-ass and ridiculous The Long Kiss Goodnight! Which future talk show host auditioned for the villainous Timothy? What would the proposed sequel have looked like? An...
22:14:26 2022-06-07
Follow us on Patreon at: patreon.com/andalmoststarring Our June-a Davis Month kicks off with the delightfully campy comedy-musical Earth Girls are Easy! Which brat-pack regular turned down Valerie? Which two actors in the film wound up swapping roles with...
02:23 2022-06-02
For our first Patreon-exclusive episode, we’re breaking down the casting of David Cronenberg’s The Fly in a watch-along commentary! Which action icon turned down Veronica after she was disturbed by the script? And which black market keeps selling Seth...
22:34:07 2022-05-31
On this week’s show, we’re looking at everyone almost cast in the 2004 film adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera! Which pop singer desperately wanted to play the Phantom? Which Oscar-winning musical star was offered Christine but had to turn it down...
22:29:50 2022-05-24
On this week’s episode, we’re traveling back to the 80s to break down everyone who almost starred in the HS classic The Breakfast Club! Which double Oscar-winner was up for both Claire and Allison? Which comedy legend was cast as the janitor but got r...
22:26:20 2022-05-17
On this week’s episode, we’re looking at who almost starred in the stunning Best Picture-winner Amadeus! Which rock star auditioned for Mozart? Which 70s sex symbol was considered for Salieri? And is this the Two Truths and Some Guy game that breaks A...
22:37:45 2022-05-10
On this week’s episode, Jeff and Amy Jo are tackling one of their favorite films: The Shawshank Redemption! Who did Rob Reiner want for the leads when he considered directing? Which double-Oscar winner had to turn down Andy due to scheduling conflicts? ...
22:50:34 2022-05-03
We’re thrilled to be joined this week by actor/singer/songwriter Robyn Cage to help us break down everyone almost cast in the epic actioner Mad Max: Fury Road! Which Fast and Furious actor read for Furiosa? Which rapper was up for Max but would only do ...
22:10:50 2022-04-26
On this week’s episode, we’re looking at everyone almost cast in the hilarious 1981 comedy Arthur! Which actor was originally cast in the titular role but replaced by Dudley Moore after the success of 10? Which sci-fi icon was meant to play Hobson? An...
22:01:01 2022-04-19
Just in time for Nic Cage-as-Nic Cage in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, we’re looking back at one of Cage’s earliest films: the delightful rom-com Moonstruck! Which double Oscar-winner was Cher’s role originally written for? Which Scorsese...
23:17:07 2022-04-12
We’re thrilled to welcome our guest, writer and actor Malka Wallick, to help us break down who almost starred in the 90s cultural epic Titanic! Which 80s child star told Cameron that she’d be miscast as Rose? Which indie-darling turned down the auditi...
22:10:27 2022-04-05
For our first episode back, we’re looking at who almost starred in the delightful 90s Shakespeare riff 10 Things I Hate About You! Which sitcom star almost landed Patrick? Which Oscar-nominee was forced to pass on Kat because her mother hated the script...
03:28 2022-03-22
Hey listeners!   Amy Jo and Jeff will be coming back this April with some brand new episodes! We’ve got a ton of fun stuff lined up that we can’t wait to share with you. And don’t forget, if you have a movie you want us to breakdown the casting of,...
03:10 2022-01-01
Happy 2022, listeners! See you (at some point) in the new year!   Have a movie you'd love for us to recommend? E-mail us at andalmoststarring@gmail.com and let us know! Follow us on insta @andalmoststarring www.andalmoststarring.com ...
22:42:43 2021-12-21
For our final episode of the year, we’re joined again by Amy Jo’s brother, comedian Aaron Jackson, to break down the casting of the holiday classic Home Alone! Which double Oscar-winner turned down Harry? Which sitcom star had a murderous take on Uncl...
22:59:23 2021-12-07
With No Way Home coming out next week, we’re looking back at all the actors considered for 2002’s Spider-Man! Which potential Peter Parker did Sam Raimi say, “wouldn’t even be allowed to buy a ticket”? Which future Joker was considered for a rol...
58:20 2021-11-23
On this week’s listener request episode, we’re celebrating Hanksgiving with the charming comedy Big! Which Oscar-nominee wanted to star but was considered “box-office poison” at the time? Who was originally cast as Susan but had to drop out due to...
22:11:22 2021-11-09
In honor of Ghostbusters: Afterlife coming out this week, we’re looking back at everyone who almost starred in the original 1984 Ghostbusters! Which SNL alum was the role of Venkman written for originally? Which Oscar-winning rom-com star auditioned for...
22:38:03 2021-10-26
For our second horror film of October, we’re going back to the very first Stephen King adaptation to break down the casting of Carrie! Which role did Sissy Spacek almost play before nailing her audition for Carrie White? Which sitcom star was almost cas...
22:45:52 2021-10-12
For our first horror film of October, we’re celebrating the 25th year anniversary of Scream! Which Oscar-winner was up for Sidney? Which Clueless duo were considered for roles? And why are we calling him Ghostface when the costume clearly says Daddy Dea...
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