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Was Lee Remick's Role Originally Intended for Marilyn Monroe?


This part seems like it would have been tailor made for Marilyn Monroe. I wonder if she was the first choice for this film?

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That's what I heard, too. I would have liked to see Monroe attempt this role. But, Remick did an awesome job of course.

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Lee Remick was not only a far greater actress than MM, she was also far more beautiful. She was perfect in this role. Monroe would have just been a distraction.

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Lee Remick comes across as much more wholesome, naive, and "girl next door" than Monroe would have been.

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I could see Monroe doing it, talent-wise. But her image would have gotten in the way. Also, by 1962, it would have been a stretch for MM to be convincing as fresh young secretary.

Monroe was briefly considered for "Anatomy of a Murder" which Remick did. Again--Marilyn would have been very good, but her image was too established.

Lee Remick was a gorgeous woman, so talented. She saves this film for me.

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