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Christina Applegate Almost Played Elle Woods in ‘Legally Blonde’ — Plus See 14 Other Stars Who Were Recast in Major Movies!

Can you imagine anyone else besides Reese Witherspoon doing the bend and snap?

In an interview with [Entertainment Tonight](, Christina Applegate confessed she was originally cast as Elle Woods in the 2001 comedy Legally Blonde but turned down the role!

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“The script came along my way and it was right after I had just finished Married [… with Children] and it was, you know, a blonde who was, in that first script dimwitted but ends up going to Harvard. It was just, I got scared. I got scared of kind of repeating myself,” she said, referring to her Married character Kelly Bundy’s ditzy persona.

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“What a stupid move that was! That’s okay, you know what? Reese deserved that and she did a much better job than I ever could, so that’s her life, that’s her path,” the 44-year-old actress added.

Click through the gallery below to see 13 more stars who were recast in major movie roles!