Somewhere out there in the multiverse, there is a world where Lindsay Lohan‘s acting career flourished, and she has just finished an acclaimed run on WandaVision. That world was very nearly this one, as Linds herself was actually up for the part of Wanda Maximoff at one point.

On the day of the WandaVision finale, iconic YouTuber Jenny Nicholson tweeted about this infamous bit of casting that never came to be. I had never heard this before, and after screaming for a good forty-five minutes, I looked it up, and it turns out that Linds was indeed in the running for Wanda.

In an episode of her 2014 Oprah Winfrey-produced reality show, Lindsay goes on a rant about how her management and agent aren’t doing enough to get her acting career back on track, and she specifically mentions a missed opportunity to be part of the Avengers franchise.

Complaining to her life coach about her career, she says: “Like, with The Avengers, Evan (manager Evan Hainey) just sent me a text where he’s like – this was yesterday, or the day before – and he goes ‘They’re going with an unknown for The Avengers.”

Given the timing of the show and the release schedule of Marvel movies, it’s very likely that she is referring to Avengers: Age Of Ultron, and the only major female part to be added in this film was Wanda Maximoff, a role that eventually went to Elizabeth Olsen.

She was no exactly an unknown, given that she had already starred in the acclaimed indie film Martha Marcy May Marlene, among other projects, but maybe Linds was just being shady.

Saoirse Ronan was also considered for the role, and some of the early concept art was even based on her. Sasha Pieterse-Sheaffer of Pretty Little Liars was also a possibility, but the part eventually went to Olsen, who is so great in the role it’s hard to imagine anyone else playing it now.

Had Lindsay landed the part of Wanda, it would have been the third time she’d played a twin, after Freaky Friday and I Know Who Killed Me – that’s neither here nor there but is still very important information to know.

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