It’s not easy filling Faith Evans’ stilettos. The platinum-selling recording artist is a cultural icon whose love life made it to the big screen in 2009 with Notorious. Fans know that Antonique Smith of Rent landed the coveted gig, but at one point, Lauren London was up for the part. In an interview with GQ, she revealed that things got pretty serious during the auditions, and she even met P. Diddy and Evans. This wasn’t her first rodeo working around rappers (the actress starred alongside T.I. in her breakout role), but unfortunately, things didn’t pan out this time.
“It just came down that the director didn’t believe me as Faith,” London said.
Though Notorious was an undeniable success without her, London still ended up having a pretty busy 2009. She landed roles in the flicks Next Day Air and I Love You, Beth Cooper, while also wrapping up her run as Christina Worthy on 90210.