13 Stars Who Were Rejected From ‘Saturday Night Live’

February 6, 2015 7:12 PM

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“Saturday Night Live” producer Lorne Michaels recently sat down with The Hollywood Reporter and revealed that the iconic show—set to air its 40th anniversary special on Feb. 15—could have looked very, very different had he not rejected certain now-famous folks who tried out.

“Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell auditioned,” Michaels told THR when asked whether there was anyone he wished he’d hired. (Since then, Carell tweeted that he didn’t, in fact, try out for the show, but the tweet has since been taken down, so that one’s up in the air.)

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