Actress, who played adult Josh’s love interest in the 1988 classic , Appeared on On Wednesday, where she opened up about her role originally in the role that made her famous.
“Robert De Niro was actually cast as Josh in the movie. Large. Perkins revealed to a stunned. But, she added, “he collapsed because he had a scheduling conflict, and then they went to see Tom Hanks. It’s like a totally different movie in my brain with Robert De Niro.
De Niro was so close to playing the role that when Perkins auditioned for her role, she auditioned with De Niro. While Hanks brought a certain playfulness to the character, De Niro had stuck with the role, Large would have been a very different movie.
“He was more sullen. It was more of a – a little more of a horror movie. Robert De Niro walking the streets of New York, ”said Perkins. “What Tom Hanks brought there was so much lighter.”
Speaking of classic movies, Perkins also revealed the only reason she sometimes wishes she had played Kevin’s mother in , which was eventually played by.
“I love the house alone. Sometimes I wish I had taken on that role because my husband was the cinematographer and I probably would have met him several years earlier, ”said Perkins. “But Catherine O’Hara is the queen. All she does is gold.
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