Blonde snub a ‘ stupid’ move
ACTRESS Christina Applegate says turning down the lead role in Legally Blonde was one of her “biggest regrets”.
The star was finishing up her stint as Kelly Bundy on US sitcom Married ... with Children when she was offered the job as sorority girl Elle Woods in Legally Blonde.
However, Applegate was tired of being typecast as “a dumb blonde”, so she rejected the role.
The role eventually went to Reese Witherspoon, turning her into a household name.
“I kept getting sent scripts for dumb blondes and here’s one of my biggest regrets: one of those was Legally Blonde. I just didn’t want to play a dumb blonde again. Well, that was stupid,” Applegate said.
Despite her “stupid” decision, Applegate insists she is comfortable with the direction her career has taken.