You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Hope’ thesp backed off from role at first

Fresh Face: Shannon Woodward

A working actress since the age of 10, Shannon Woodward may finally have what every thesp looks forward to: a steady gig.

However, when Fox expressed interest in casting Woodward as the love interest in “Raising Hope” she backed off at first.

“I had never done a comedy before, so I was a little bit scared and decided to pull myself out of the running,” she says. “They came back and said, ‘If you’re interested, we’re interested,'” Woodward told 411mania.com.

“I got to see the pilot they shot, and it was so good and I was so flattered that they were interested that I said, ‘Screw it, I’ll figure out how to do it as I go.'”

More from Award Season Focus: The Women
The end of ‘Best Actress’? | Ladies propel Showtime | Rodarte feathers ‘Swan’ | Femmes top toon contenders
Fresh Faces: Cecile de France | Jennifer Lawrence | Shannon Woodward | Hailee Steinfeld

More Film

  • Kobe Bryant

    Kobe Bryant Dropped From Animation Festival Jury

    A working actress since the age of 10, Shannon Woodward may finally have what every thesp looks forward to: a steady gig. However, when Fox expressed interest in casting Woodward as the love interest in “Raising Hope” she backed off at first. “I had never done a comedy before, so I was a little bit […]

  • India's 'Soni' and China's 'The Crossing'

    India's 'Soni' and China's 'The Crossing' Share Pingyao Festival Awards

    A working actress since the age of 10, Shannon Woodward may finally have what every thesp looks forward to: a steady gig. However, when Fox expressed interest in casting Woodward as the love interest in “Raising Hope” she backed off at first. “I had never done a comedy before, so I was a little bit […]

  • Liv Ullmann at BFI SouthbankLiv Ullmann

    Liv Ullmann on Bergman, Hollywood, Working with Refugees

    A working actress since the age of 10, Shannon Woodward may finally have what every thesp looks forward to: a steady gig. However, when Fox expressed interest in casting Woodward as the love interest in “Raising Hope” she backed off at first. “I had never done a comedy before, so I was a little bit […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content