In the latest episode of the documentary series Lindsay, actress Lindsay Lohan claimed that she was almost cast in The Avengers, only for an “unknown” to be cast in her place. The cast went on to rant that her manager did not push her hard enough during the udition process.
While Lohan did not name the specific part or actress in question, the scarcity of major female roles in the film led people to speculate that she was referring to the role of Maria Hill, which went to Cobie Smulders. Of course, we can always take Lohan’s claims with a grain of salt, although we simply can’t imagine her playing the high-ranking female S.H.I.E.L.D. agent.