Irene in Drive (2011)
Portrayed by: Carey Mulligan
No disrespect to Carey Mulligan, who plays Irene to great effect in Drive, but she wasn't physically right for the part. Her character, Irene, was written as a Latina woman in her late twenties. When director Nicholas Winding Refn met Mulligan, he felt she was perfect for the part. While Mulligan and Goslingâ€™s chemistry is undeniable, her casting still robbed a Latina actress of what could've been a breakout role.