Julianne Moore was at one point attached to play Hillary Rodham Clinton in the HBO film “The Special Relationship.” She had to pass on the project, and Hope Davis eventually got the role.

But — as Liz Kelly Nelson (hey, I know her!) of Pop2It notes — a writer for BlackBook has uncovered a photo of Moore used as a makeup test when she was still set to become the former first lady.

This is that photo. Unfortunately it’s only a head shot, so we can’t assess how Moore would have looked in a signature Clinton pantsuit. But I like the smile — and the hair.

(Via BlackBook )