Actress Jennifer Aniston was anxious to be a part of the movie ‘Serendipity‘. She then, approaches the Director of the film Peter Chelsom, yet Aniston felt she does “a rom-com one time every week” on “Friends.” But, the job at last went to Kate Beckinsale.
Interestingly, despite the fact that Kate is by all accounts, the ideal one in the exemplary romantic comedy “Serendipity,” the film’s Director Peter Chelsom nearly went with another star.
As per Director Peter Chelsom, he remembers when Jennifer Aniston came in, and said, she does a rom-com (‘Friends’) every week. In fact, she plainly had different things on her plate and it was her choice not to do it- – as indicated by Chelsom.
But Chelsom conceded that in case Aniston was down, he would have made the film with her.
“She had come to meet with me in good faith without an offer, but we definitely would have made her an offer if she wanted to make it.”- Chelsom said.
He had no other decision than to go for a lesser-known actress Kate Beckinsale to star inverse John Cusack in the New York City-set romantic comedy in which the two play outsiders, who in the wake of hanging out one night determine to allow destiny to choose if they will at any point meet once more.
However, Chelsom rolled out a change to the job of Sara, which was originally composed as an American.
“Kate Beckinsale came in and she did her first reading in an American accent. It was good,” Chelsom said. “Her accent is fine, but for me, I like it when people play close to home.”
“So I felt to get the most access and warmth out of Kate and for it to be more personal she had to just go British,” he continued. “She reread the scene in her British accent and it was great. So that was the decision I made at that audition. It felt right.”
Notwithstanding passing on ‘Serendipity’ in 2001, Aniston did something reasonable of rom-coms from that point forward, including “Along Came Polly” in 2004, “Rumour Has It…” in 2005, and “He’s Just Not That Into You” in 2009.