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'Girls' Star Allison Williams Wasn't The First Choice For Marnie

Allison Williams arrives at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre on Sunday Sept. 22, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Allison Williams arrives at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre on Sunday Sept. 22, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

It's hard to imagine the role of Marnie on "Girls" being played by anyone but Allison Williams, but the part almost went to someone else.

As reported by Page Six, producers originally wanted the role of Marnie to go to series creator Lena Dunham's real-life best friend Audrey Gelman, but Gelman turned the role down to continue her job as spokeswoman for Manhattan borough president Scott Stringer.

Gelman went on to take on a smaller role on the HBO series in Season 2 as Charlie's (Christopher Abbott) new girlfriend Audrey. But with Abbott exiting the series because it "wasn't relatable" for him, it seems unlikely that Gelman will make another appearance.

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