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Alright, here's some That Role Could Have Been Played By Somebody Else news for you. Did you know that Annie Murphy also auditioned for the role of Stevie Budd? Actually, she almost didn't make the cut. To those who watch Schitt's Creek, you know Emily Hampshire got the gig instead. And don't get us wrong, she's actually doing a spectacular job. She's one of the reasons the show is considered a hidden gem on Netflix. Yet, imagine how different things would be if the role landed on Murphy's hands, right? Or if she didn't even have a part in the show. Playing as Alexis Rose in the Canadian television sitcom, Murphy has won great acclaim from fans and critics alike. If you ask them for a list of promising breakout Canadian stars, her name would totally be up there. People's Magazine's Gillian Telling even noted that Murphy "occasionally steals the scene." So, it makes you wonder: Where did Murphy go wrong?
No, it wasn't because she messed her audition up. In fact, Murphy herself could attest that she was very keen on taking on the part, so much so that she even made her husband rehearse the lines with her. The only problem is her brown hair. Yes, Murphy didn't sit well with Eugene Levy's image of Alexis, who was blonde in the pilot he conceived. But his son Daniel insisted on having her on the show, saying that it is impossible for him to let her go. After convincing his father, Daniel and Eugene finally agreed that Murphy did bring "a natural likability" to an unlikeable character - Annie. So, when Murphy got the role of Alexis, she dyed her hair blonde. Funny, isn't it?
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