Before Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne and Carrie-Anne Moss, The Wachoswkis had some very different cast members in mind for The Matrix. The directors initially offered the roles of Neo, Morpheus and Trinity to Will Smith, Sean Connery and Janet Jackson, all of whom turned down the film. That’s just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which swallows a big, red pill with The Matrix!

While she was eventually cast in The Matrix trilogy, it wasn’t the first time Carrie-Anne Moss starred in Matrix. Before starring in the 1999 movie, Moss starred in the short-lived TV series Matrix about a hitman-turned-guardian-angel named Steven Matrix. The show was canceled after just 13 episodes, but was re-broadcast after the film trilogy revived interest in the show.

“You Think You Know Movies?” is a ScreenCrush original series that dives deep into the cinematic worlds of your favorite movies and freeze frames a few tidbits you might not have known. We’ve already tackled Star WarsThe Avengers and Spider-Man, but now, it’s time to go down the rabbit hole with The Matrix!

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