In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, director David McNally revealed Jessica Simpson was a “contender” for the lead role of Violet — with Piper Perabo adding that Jewel was also up for the part. McNally says “everyone loved” Pier’s screen test though, and “that was the end of that.”
Piper Perabo (Violet Sanford)
Piper Perabo played the lead role of Violet Sanford in “Coyote Ugly”. She went on to star in “Covert Affairs” and tied the knot with Stephen Kay last year.