So why would Applegate turn down the now iconic role,which she described as a "stupid move" toET?"The script came along my way,and it was right after I had just finishedMarriedand it was,you know,a blond who was,in that first script dimwitted but ends up going to Harvard," Applegate explained."It was just,I got scared.I got scared of kind of repeating myself."
Still,Applegate recognized that Witherspoon was the best choice for the role: "She did a much better job than I ever could." Watch the full interview,below: