Christina Applegate regrets rejecting ‘Legally Blonde,’ the tape that catapulted Reese Witherspoon
It’s well said that “You don’t know what you’ve got until you see it lost”, and actress Christina Applegate experienced it firsthand after the hugely successful 2001 film Legally Blonde, a role that made Reese Witherspoon famous and that the protagonist of Samantha Quoi? she turned it down when it was offered to her (she was the first candidate for the role of the pretty lawyer).
Christina Applegate admitted turning down the role was one of her worst decisions: “It was a stupid decision, wasn’t it?” She said it yesterday -14 years after the cinema boom- during an interview with ET Online. At that time, the beautiful actress was still remembered for the role of Kelly Bundy Ditzy, the clumsy blonde she played for 10 years in the comedy series Married With Children, and since the role of Elle Woods resembled her, she made up her mind. . He flatly rejected it because he didn’t want to be pigeonholed into one genre.
“The script came to me right after I finished ‘Married with Kids’. She was a goofy blonde, but she ended up going to Yale or Harvard. I was afraid of repeating myself,” admitted the actress, who, while acknowledging that it would have been a great opportunity, also acknowledged that Witherspoon had done a great job: “Reese deserved it. She did a much better job than I could have done, and that is life”.
Christina’s case has repeated itself over the years in different actors. Will Smith himself felt the frustration of having rejected the role of Neo in the Matrix tape, in 1999, because when reading the script he maintained that it was very difficult to understand and thought that he would be hard for people to accept. In the end, it was Keanu Reeves who took over the credits and “the king of rap” admitted he did pretty well.
Julia Roberts had mixed emotions in 2010 when she saw Sandra Bullock take the stage at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles, who received her first Oscar for her role as Leigh Anne Tuohy, who she played in the film A Possible Dream and she rejected. .
Tom Hanks must have been very grateful to John Travolta when he refused to become Forrest Gump, which Hanks starred in in 1994. Travolta repeatedly expressed how sorry he was for not taking the role.