This beauty could not hide her regret when she missed the Princess Diary.
In 2001, The Princess Diaries – Princess Diaries became a craze on Disney, introducing the audience to the famous “duck turned swan” that helped Anne Hathaway become famous. The film was successful and continued to be “green lighted” for part 2. However, this role almost belonged to another beauty, not Hathaway, if she did not have a “force majeure” incident.
According to sharing in an interview in 2021, actress Christy Carlson Romano said that she worked hard to compete for the female lead role of Princess Diary. Even while filming Even Stevens in California, Romano enlisted the role of Mia to prepare for the casting.
However, due to the late filming schedule of Even Stevens, Romano missed the selection of Diary of the Princess. She said: “It was almost time for me to go to the casting. But the producer called me and said that there was no time for me to audition that day.”
On the other hand, at that time, the Princess Diary team did not accept casting with pre-recorded clips, so in the end Romano could not try to become Mia. Because of that, Romano lost his movie ticket, and that opportunity belonged to Anne Hathaway. The Princess Diary changed Hathaway’s career forever, making her the most sought-after actress in Hollywood.
On the other hand, Christy Carlson Romano has been chosen to voice the famous Kim Possible cartoon character, which until recent years is still used by Disney.
Source: E! Online