Christina Applegate Almost Played Elle Woods in ‘Legally Blonde’

In casting news that almost was but never came to fruition, Christina Applegate was originally approached to play Elle Woods in Legally Blonde.

Unfortunately for her, she ultimately turned the role down because she was “scared” of playing another ditzy blonde after the end of Married with Children.

Christina Applegate Legally Blonde

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Explained Applegate to ETonline, “The script came along my way and it was right after I had just finished, Married, and it was a blonde who in that first script didn’t win it but ends up going to Yale, or Harvard, I don’t remember. I got scared of kind of repeating myself.”

So does she regret her choice. Kind of. Joked the actress, “What a stupid move that was, right?”

She added of actress Reese Witherspoon who did take the part, “Reese deserved that. She did a much better job than I ever could, and so that’s her life. That’s her path.”

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