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Christina Applegate on Why She Passed on Playing Elle Woods in Legally Blonde

Christina Applegate on Why She Passed on Playing Elle Woods in Legally Blonde

Oh my god, you guys — Legally Blonde nearly starred Christina Applegate!

The 47-year-old actress opened up on Tuesday’s Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen about being sent the script to the 2001 comedy to play Elle Woods, the lead role made famous by Reese Witherspoon.

“The story’s been out there but I wasn’t actually offered it, the script came to me,” said Applegate. “But at that time, I had just gotten off of Married with Children and I felt like it was too close to what I had just been doing and I was very interested in removing myself from that.

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