Rachael Leigh Cook says refusing Snape was a ‘huge misstep’



At 42, Rachael Leigh Cook has been in the throes of Hollywood for more than two and a half decades. Even with such a successful acting career, Cook is still riddled with regrets. For Cook, the biggest regret of her acting career comes down to giving her the opportunity to play Rogue in the X-Men series. Read on to learn more about Cook’s career and why she still considers turning down the chance to play Rogue as the biggest misstep of her career.

Begins her acting career at the age of 15

Rachael Leigh Cook | Rodin Eckenroth / Getty Images

After starting her modeling career at the age of 10, Rachael Leigh Cook landed her first acting job at just 15. According to IMDb, Cook’s first role was Mary Anne Spier in the iconic 1995 film The babysitters club. Four years later, Cook landed another big role in the 1999 film. She is all that as the character of Laney Boggs. Around the period She is all that was successful at the box office, Cook was offered the role of Snape in the upcoming 2000 film X Men.

In the end, Cook decided to turn down the role of Rogue in favor of shooting several smaller films and to avoid acting on a green screen. With this decision, the role of Snape went to Cook’s She is all that co-starring Anna Paquin. One of the films that Cook chose to make in favor of X Men was the 2001 movie Josie and the Pussycats. While the film is now widely celebrated, it ended up bombing the 2001 box office. Unfortunately, none of the films that Cook chose in favor of a role in X Men turned out to be even half as successful.

Miss the X-Men fame

As Cook realizes that turning down the role of Snape was a huge career misstep, she is still a little hesitant to draw too much attention to the decision. It didn’t take long for Cook to realize her mistake, either. She recently told the New York Times: “As soon as I saw the posters, I knew I had made a mistake.”

Seeing his former co-star make multiple appearances as Rouge in the X Men The franchise film series over the past two decades have been a bit like rubbing salt in the wound. Pass by X Men fame is a sore point for Cook. However, while it’s disappointing for Cook to rethink what she missed, she has also found success in other ways over the years. One of her most recent roles was Anna Sawyer in the 2021 Netflix movie He is all that, a remake of She is all that.

What future for the X-Men franchise?

While missing X Men fame was sad for Cook, landing the role was great for Anna Paquin’s career. Since 2000, the X Men film series produced 13 films. Thanks to these films, the franchise grossed over $ 6 billion at the box office. However, a big change took place for the blockbuster franchise in 2019 when Marvel Studios secured the film rights to X Men after Disney acquired 21st Century Fox.

In October 2020, all the films of the X Men the series has been renamed Marvel Legacy movies on Disney +. It’s without a doubt a massive change for the franchise. Yet with Marvel, the X-Men series is still doomed to be successful. It turns out that Rouge’s character could be one of the first X Men characters to make an appearance in the Captain marvel franchise. It is even rumored that Snape could be the villain of the next sequel. With Wonders The movie will be released in November 2022, only time will tell what the next step is for Snape and the rest of the characters in the X Men franchise.

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