Actors who almost got the roles on your favorite TV shows

[post_page_title]Octavia Spencer vs. Retta[/post_page_title]

Retta was initially cast to play a one-off character for the pilot of Parks & Recreation. The actress left the crew in hysterics as her improvised line caused such a stir. Retta was such a success that she was cast as a permanent cast member with the character Donna Meagle.

Octavia Spencer vs. Retta

Before Retta landed her career-changing role, Octavia Spencer was one of the actresses that read for the part but was ultimately turned down. Retta will soon be appearing on the show Good Girls.

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