Hollywood is a crazy world. And, as many know, roles fall through all the time. People are cast, recast, cut, and drop out of films regularly. So, imagine some of the most iconic roles cast with completely different actors.

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Well, from A Different World to Set It Off, there have been quite a few casting changes and considerations for iconic characters and roles in Black films and TV shows. 

We’ve rounded up just a few — trust us, there are plenty more — of the characters we’ve come to love and the actors who almost landed the part.