It’s odd to think of how different a movie would have been if there was another star cast into the leading role. While “Freaky Friday” ended up featuring Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan, it was originally slated to be Kelly Osbourne starring opposite the former Halloween star; Osbourne was offered the role, but ended up turning it away so she could focus on her family. With a family like Kelly Osbourne’s we can certainly understand why she might need some family time.
The factor that facilitated this change was Kelly’s mother, Sharon Osbourne, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2002. Kelly decided to delay her acting career, but she never really recovered after the lost role. Then again, Lindsay Lohan hasn’t done too much in the years after “Freaky Friday”, so who’s to say the same wouldn’t have happened to Kelly?