Blonde snub a ‘ stupid’ move

Townsville Bulletin - - LIFESTYLE -

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.

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