Despite shooting a couple of scenes as Mary Jane Watson in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Shailene Woodley will not be appearing in the sequel after all.
Sony confirms that the actress' scenes were left on the cutting room floor due to "a creative decision to streamline the story and focus on Peter and Gwen and their relationship," director Marc Webb said in a statement to E! News.
Woodley told Entertainment Weekly that she "was bummed" upon hearing the news, but that she believes in "everything happening for a reason."
But Woodley isn't the only actress to see her work edited out. Plenty of A-listers have experienced similar situations. Here's a list of shelved performances:
• Tobey Maguire originally was in both Empire Records and Life of Pi. Ang Lee said that he decided Maguire was too famous for the role in his fantasy film.
• Maya Rudolph and Amy Poehler joined the star-studded cast of Anchorman but didn't appear on the big screen. There was so much great footage from their scenes that creator Adam McKay made a flick, Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie, with the leftover scenes.
• Jessica Chastain joined Rachel Weisz, Amanda Peet and Michael Sheen on the cutting room floor for the Terrence Malick film To the Wonder. All four actors expressed gratitude about working on the art house film despite being removed. Malick also famously cut actors from his World War II epic The Thin Red Line, including Mickey Rourke and Bill Pullman, and even edited Adrien Brody's lead role into a minor part of the film.