Fate is a funny thing. You can’t quite put your finger on it, but every now and then, something happens that is just meant to be. There’s a certain element of fate in movie casting, too. So many elements — from an actor’s look to his or her skill set — come into play.  While it’s never easy to predict the future, some actors get a feeling of which roles they’ll end up playing.

For example, Tom Holland expressed interest in playing Spider-Man all the way back in 2013 during a red carpet interview. He predicted that he could play the role in 10 years’ time, which was slightly off — he would begin filming in three. Nonetheless, it’s pretty remarkable that Holland chose Spider-Man as his would-be superhero role. West Side Story’s Rachel Zegler took to Twitter years ago to express her desire to be a “real” Disney princess. Now, with Disney’s live-action adaptation of Snow White in the works, she’ll actually get her chance.

Sometimes, all it takes to secure a dream role is just giving the universe a little nudge. A few of these actors even tagged the studios and cast members they wanted to work on Twitter with in order to increase their chances of being seen. Every now and then, it really does work. The Twitter post leads to a conversation with the powers that be, and the rest is history.

Here are 10 actors who manifested high-profile movie and TV roles years before they actually booked the jobs.

10 Actors Who Predicted Their Future Roles

These actors expressed interest in playing certain roles in movies and on television, and ended up winning the part.
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