Timothy James Curry, AKA Tim Curry, is known for delivering some of the greatest roles in the movie industry. Popularly known for playing Dr. Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Curry has turned down roles that could have diversified his resume even broader.
From playing Dr. Frank in The Rocky Horror Picture Show to reprising Nigel Thornberry in The Wild Thornberrys, Tim Curry has crafted a remarkable career with some of the most prominent roles in both the television and film industry. But yet, there could have been some roles that might have changed everything for him. Here are 5 of them –
Tim Curry was approached by the franchise to play Mr. Mondavarious who calls Mystery Inc. to discover more about the paranormal activities. While Curry was quite excited to play the role in the beginning, he dropped the project down. He dropped it because he came to know that Scrappy-Doo will also appear in the film. Everyone, including Curry, openly despised the character.
The Lion King
The Lion King is one of the greatest Disney animated films ever made. While many actors wished to become a part of it, Tim Curry was offered to voice Scar. But apparently, due to a messed up and pretty much busy schedule, Curry dropped the offer down. Later, it was Jeremy Irons who voiced Scar and won the Oscar as well.
Many actors showed up to play Pennywise, the child-killing clown, in IT. But it was Warner Bros. who processed the idea of casting Tim Curry as Pennywise. Apparently, Curry turned the offer down. And considering the time it took for the first film to complete its production, there is no probability for Tim to ever show up either.
The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert
This film was about a Trans woman and two drag queens who present their show all over the roads of Australia. With that being said, it was Tim Curry who was offered to play Mitzi or Tick in the queer film. While the reason why Curry turned the offer down is still unknown, reports claimed that he wasn’t ready to play another cross-dressing role.
Rocky Horror: The Second Coming
When any movie becomes a true phenomenon, a sequel could be a smart choice. Richard O’Brien, who played Riff Raff and also co-written the film, drafted a potential sequel for Rocky Horror Picture Show. While it would have included all the cast members reprising their previous roles, it would not have made any sense if Tim played Dr. Frank because the character died in the previous part. This makes quite clear why Curry refused to come back in the franchise’s next part. However, the TV remake by Fox could have included him reprising the criminologist and the narrator.