Amanda Seyfried Admits She Turned Down The Role Of Gamora In The MCU

Caitlin Albers

For years, fans have discussed the "what-ifs" when it comes to casting in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. John Krasinski almost landed the role of Captain America, Emily Blunt was close to playing Black Widow, Jason Momoa was almost Drax instead of Aquaman, and Johnny Depp was in the running for Doctor Strange. Now, a new almost-casting has been revealed from the actress who turned down a major MCU role.

Amanda Seyfried has revealed she turned down the role of Gamora when speaking with MTV International to promote her new film, The Art of Racing in the Rain. When asked if she would ever consider entering the realm of superhero movies, Amanda said it almost happened.

"I turned down [a superhero movie] once and they haven't called back since. And it was a big'un. I don't regret it because I didn't want to be green for six months out of every year. They tell beautiful stories through superheroes, and my daughter's now really obsessed with superheroes now, and part of me wishes I'd done it, but the other part of me is like 'I had a life to live' and I don't think I would've been happy."

Other actresses who were in the running to play Gamora included Gina Carano and Oliva Wilde. Zoe eventually nabbed the role, which put her in three out of the top five highest-earning movies of all-time.