Today, back in 1953, the romantic comedy Roman Holiday opened in theaters…this was Audrey Hepburn’s first starring role!!! Audrey won an Academy Award for her performance.
I found out from Wikipedia that the role of Princess Ann was originally written for Elizabeth Taylor. Ms. Hepburn was cast after a screen-test! After she had performed a dignified, subdued scene from the film, the cameraman left the camera rolling, capturing the young actress suddenly become animated as she chatted with the director. The candid footage won her the role!!
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