The other day, word hit that Winona Ryder had earned the honor of playing Kevin James' wife in the upcoming Ron Howard comedy Cheaters -- yet another case of the attractive woman and the extra-padded comedy man. Nothing new, quickly forgotten.

Then, however, I spotted Movieline's headline, "Uma Thurman's Newest Indignity: Forced to Audition for Role Given to Winona Ryder." The post led me to one of the spins on the Ryder casting news. Entertainment Weekly revealed that while Ryder won the role, she wasn't the only one up for the part: "Ryder beat out a slew of other actresses in her drive to land the part of Geneva, Kevin James' wife. She auditioned twice for the part, outshining the likes of Kate Beckinsale, Carla Gugino and Uma Thurman, who flew herself in for the audition."

You might remember that this news comes on the heels of Thurman's Motherhood making only $131.00 when it opened in the UK last month. First, she suffers one of the most embarrassing openings to plague a famous celebrity, then she loses a part to another struggling actress. To be fair, Ryder is probably a better comedic choice than Thurman, whose funny gigs often leave much to be desired -- such as My Super Ex-Girlfriend, and as much as I like it in a bad movies way, The Truth About Cats & Dogs. Ryder, on the other hand, has a number of successful and notable comedies under her belt.
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