Aunt Viv’n: All the Movie and TV Characters Who Have Been Replaced By Different Actors

On the surface, The Girl in the Spider’s Web doesn’t look that much different than The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Even its star Claire Foy, at first blush, more or less seems like she could be Rooney Mara, the actress who played Lisbeth Salander in David Fincher’s 2011 film. She’s also in a long line of replacements who have Aunt Viv’d the original performer. (So named after the matriarch of the Banks family in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, the original actress of which — Janet Hubert — was cast aside when finding herself on the wrong side of the the Fresh Prince himself, Will Smith.) In fact, everyone from The Joker to Captain Kirk have been Aunt Viv’d at one point or another.