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And Almost Starring is a comedic podcast in which husband and wife duo Jeff Ronan and Amy Jo Jackson discuss who almost starred in some of your favorite movies. Each week they’ll pick a different film and break down who almost got cast and whether it would have been for the better or for the much, much worse.

And Almost Starring Jeff Ronan and Amy Jo Jackson

    • Comedy
    • 5.0, 9 Ratings

And Almost Starring is a comedic podcast in which husband and wife duo Jeff Ronan and Amy Jo Jackson discuss who almost starred in some of your favorite movies. Each week they’ll pick a different film and break down who almost got cast and whether it would have been for the better or for the much, much worse.

    Episode 10 - Enchanted

    Episode 10 - Enchanted

    This week we’re breaking down the casting of the utterly charming Disney film Enchanted! Which pop star was considered for Giselle? Which action heavyweight turned down Robert? And did that troll in the beginning eat all the other Disney princesses? Also – Adele Dazeem gets mistaken for Adele, the Oscars introduce their new category: Dumpin’ on Dempsey, and if you can guess how many Judy Kuhns are stuffed in this closet, you win a pizza party! Enchanted stars Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, Susan Sarandon, Timothy Spall, and the wickedly talented Adele ("romanic") Dazeem; directed by Kevin Lima Follow the Podcast: On Instagram: @andalmoststarring  On Facebook: @andalmoststarring Have a film you’d love for us to cover? E-mail us at andalmoststarring@gmail.com www.andalmoststarring.com 

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Episode 9 - The Matrix

    Episode 9 - The Matrix

    On this week’s episode – whoa! – we’re breaking down the casting of The Matrix! Which five-time Grammy-winner was approached to play Trinity? Which Oscar-winner had her choice of Trinity OR Neo? And wouldn’t the machines have an easier time stopping the rebellion if they set the Matrix on the Oregon Trail? Also – step right up and win yourself a Neopet in the Matrix claw game! The Matrix stars Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Gloria Foster, Joe Pantoliano, Marcus Chong, Julian Arahanga, Matt Doran, Anthony Ray Parker, and Belinda McClory; directed by Lana and Lilly Wachowski

    • 2 hr 1 min
    Episode 8 - To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar!

    Episode 8 - To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar!

    This week we’re looking at the 1995 comedy To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar! Which Oscar-winner turned down Vida because he didn’t want to play another role with extensive make-up? Who was second choice for the title character if Newmar didn’t give them the rights to her name? And which potential Vida did screenwriter Douglas Carter Beane think looked like the Joker’s sister in drag? Also – we give our picks for which contestants from Rupaul’s Drag Race we’d love to have seen star, and Stephen Baldwin tries to draft Amy Jo into his religion, which may or may not revolve around the movie Bio-Dome. To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar stars Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, John Leguizamo, Stockard Channing, Blythe Danner, Arliss Howard, Jason London, Chris Penn, Beth Grant, Alice Drummond, and RuPaul; directed by Beeban Kidron.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Episode 7 - Ghost

    Episode 7 - Ghost

    This week we’re celebrating the 30th anniversary of the 1990 smash hit Ghost! Which real-life married couple almost starred as Sam and Molly? Which legendary singers were up for Oda Mae? And when did Molly and Sam stop to wash all that pottery clay off? Also – who the heck thought that office should have blue wall-to-wall carpeting, and it’s time to decide: are you a Wall Street bro or are you livin’ that sweet, sweet #tentlife? Ghost stars Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Goldwyn, Rick Aviles, and Vincent Schiavelli; directed by Jerry Zucker

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Episode 6 - Jurassic Park

    Episode 6 - Jurassic Park

    This week on the show Jeff and Amy Jo hold on to their butts as they learn who almost got cast in the iconic blockbuster Jurassic Park! Which sci-fi star did Spielberg almost cast as Ellie? Which future Hollywood leading man auditioned for Tim? How bananas would James Cameron’s Jurassic Park have been? And what do we gotta do to get Andy Serkis voicing a dino in one of these sequels? Also – Amy Jo sells glasses to the stars, Jeff places bets on how dumb Dodgson’s upcoming return to the franchise will be, and the Muppets take Jurassic Park! Jurassic Park stars Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Bob Peck, Martin Ferrero, BD Wong, Joseph Mazzello, Ariana Richards, Wayne Knight, and Samuel L Jackson; directed by Steven Spielberg

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Episode 5 - Chicago

    Episode 5 - Chicago

    This week we’re giving them the ol’ razzle dazzle with best picture Oscar winner Chicago! Which trio was set to headline the original 1970s film adaptation before it fell through? Which action star was Rob Marshall’s first choice for Amos? Which pop star did Harvey Weinstein try to shoehorn into the film? And how the heck did Catherine Zeta-Jones get into that corset all by herself? Also – Catherine Zeta-Jones teaches us the ABC’s: Always Be Caroling and Amy Jo finds herself on the jury for the state of New York vs Maid in Manhattan! Chicago stars Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, John C. Reilly, Taye Diggs, Lucy Liu, and the incomparable Christine Baranski; directed by Rob Marshall

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Eric Gilde ,

A Total Delight

This show is such a fantastic blend of trivia, nostalgia, and entertaining, speculative riffs on classic films and what could have been. Wonderfully fun conversations that are a joy to listen to and the kind you wish you could have been a part of. Highly recommended!

HaWall86 ,

Love it!

This team are so knowledgeable and so funny! Great insider info, witty banter and flights of fancy. LOVE.

KEKauf ,

Ten stars

Already obsessed. Love everything about it.

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