Christina Applegate regrets turning down the function of Elle Woods in 'Legally Blonde:' 'I'd have Witherspoon cash'

  • Christina Applegate joked that she made “an enormous fucking mistake” turning down “Legally Blonde.”
  • “I would have Witherspoon cash,” she stated concerning the function that launched Reese Witherspoon’s profession.
  • She thinks “Lifeless to Me” shall be her final on-camera function as a result of it was a “wrestle” to movie with MS.

In a current interview with Vainness Honest, Christina Applegate admitted to reporter Jessica Shaw that she regrets turning down the prospect to play Elle Woods within the now-iconic 2001 romantic comedy “Legally Blonde.”

Reese Witherspoon finally performed the well-known Harvard Regulation-educated lawyer who by no means met a pink outfit she did not like. 

“I would not toy with the thought of ‘Legally Blonde’ as a result of it felt too contemporary getting out of ‘Married…With Kids.’ It was very related on paper,” Applegate stated, including that her choice was “an enormous fucking mistake.” 

The “Lifeless to Me” actor, who was recognized with the nureological illness a number of sclerosis in the summertime of 2021 joked that she’d have “Witherspoon cash” if solely she’d been a bit of bit extra open-minded. 

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Christina Applegate attends “Lifeless To Me” #NETFLIXFYSEE For Your Consideration Occasion at Netflix.

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She’d simply ended an 11-season stint of taking part in the stereotypical blonde Kelly Bundy on “Married…With Kids,” a sitcom a few decrease center class Chicago-based household, 4 years eariler. So, it is comprehensible why she did not wish to play a “dumb” lawyer. 

“You’ll be able to’t think about anybody taking part in Elle Woods apart from Reese Witherspoon?” she requested rhetorically. “I’d have fully screwed it up.”

Applegate has been open about why she would not even have a look at the script when it got here to her consideration for a few years. However her missed alternatives have a darker tinge to them since she’s begun talking concerning the realitiies of her life with MS, which is thought to have an effect on imaginative and prescient, speech, and mobility. 

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Reese Witherspoon in “Legally Blonde.”


“I am unable to even think about going to set proper now. This can be a progressive illness. I do not know if I’ll worsen,” she advised Vainness Honest. “I can do voiceover stuff as a result of I’ve to assist my household and preserve my mind working.” 

She completed filming the ultimate season of “Lifeless to Me” after receiving her analysis and however admitted that it was an “unbelievable wrestle” for her. “I am relieved that I now not should push so laborious to get via my day,” she added. 

In line with Applegate, life with MS is stuffed with “little shitty days.” 

“It fucking sucks,” she added.