During an interview with Howard Stern yesterday, Miramax's Harvey Weinstein said that instead of Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper as the leads in Silver Linings Playbook , Anne Hathaway and Mark Wahlberg were supposed to star but left over "creative differences". Us Weekly reports:
Well, at least they both won Oscars! During an interview on Howard Stern's radio show Wednesday, Jan. 15, film producer and studio head Harvey Weinstein revealed that Anne Hathaway had originally been given Jennifer Lawrence's role in Silver Linings Playbook, but dropped out due to "creative differences." "Does it drive you insane when you can't get your starlet, the one you know that is going to be right for the movie?" Stern asked The Weinstein Company co-chairman. "It doesn't drive me insane because I've always believed if we can't get somebody established, we'll find somebody new," Weinstein, 61, said. "I'll give you an idea: Silver Linings Playbook was originally going to be with Anne Hathaway and Mark Wahlberg . . . and then Anne wasn't doing it. And she's marvelous, and wonderful and she was my choice, I love her." "You made a move to get Anne Hathaway and you couldn't get her?" Stern asked. "No we got her," Weinstein confirmed. "We had Annie and then we had Mark . . . then whatever happened, happened. What exactly was it that happened? "Well, David and Anne had some creative differences," Weinstein confessed. "They didn't see eye-to-eye."
Let's be honest, Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Lawrence are easily interchangeable besides the fact Hathaway likes to get naked, but Silver Linings Playbook would have been a completely different experience without Bradley Cooper. He nailed it harder than a Roman soldier and basically carried the movie playing a dude off his meds who really just wanted to dance. Mark Wahlberg would have demanded a scene be added where the Red Sox kill Bin Laden.