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Casting director, Jen Rudin, wrote a book about her career titled “Confessions of a Casting Director.” In it, she revealed that Beyoncé wanted the role of Tiana, the leading lady in Disney’s The Princess and the Frog, but Queen B did not feel the need to audition for it.

“Beyoncé expected an offer, but wouldn’t audition and so she didn’t get one,” says Rudin in her book. “Tyra Banks, Jennifer Hudson wanted it. Alicia Keys auditioned three times. They had to sing, so we made it clear they needed sheet music.” Anika Noni Rose ended up landing the role of Princess Tiana.