Shantel VanSanten Reveals a Role She Auditioned For, But Didn’t Get

Shantel VanSanten is known for a bunch of different TV roles, but she almost landed a big role in a 2010 movie!

The 35-year-old actress is opening up about a role that she auditioned for, but didn’t get.

“There’s been a lot, are you kidding me? I’ve been doing this for too long,” Shantel told Buzzfeed.

“So, Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried ended up doing it, but Dear John. I remember reading the script and being like, ‘Oh my gosh, this is the best movie ever.’ I went in and met with the director and it was only Amanda Seyfried, myself, and Jessica Biel,” she said.

Dear John premiere

Shantel continued, “I was like, ‘Why am I here?’ It was like they were like, ‘Let’s throw a regular person in the mix.’ I was convinced I wasn’t supposed to be there. I’m so fortunate that I’m a working actress, but obviously, their fame level had a little bit to do with me feeling quite out of place.”

Shantel is known for playing Quinn on One Tree Hill, Patty Spivot on The Flash, Julie Swagger on Shooter, Becca Butcher on The Boys, and most recently, Karen Baldwin on For All Mankind.

Updated: February 20, 2021 — 10:20 pm

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