Christina Applegate has recently revealed two really bad decisions she made early in her career.
One, of course, was Christina Applegate’s infamously terrible decision to ditch Brad Pitt at the 1989 MTV Movie Awards.
On a recent episode of Watch What Happens Live!, Christina Applegate was caught off guard when host Andy Cohen confronted her with this particular bad decision.
Cohen asked Christina Applegate, “There was much talk of a date you went on with Brad Pitt to the MTV Movie Awards in 1989 in which you reported that you ditched mid-date, it says you ditched him for another guy.”
He added, “My question is who was the other guy you ditched Brad Pitt for?”
Christina Applegate was in the midst of a round of “Plead the Fifth”, but had already used her one “fifth” on the previous question about which of her male co-stars was more well-endowed.
Christina Applegate asked, “How many fifths do I get? I have to say it?”
She then buckled down and said, “I don’t have to do nothing.”
Seriously, ditching Brad Pitt? What happened there? And who was the other guy?
Bad decision number two was when Christina Applegate passed on the role of Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, which turned out to be a career maker for Reese Witherspoon.
Christina Applegate explained to Entertainment Tonight, “The script came along my way, and it was right after I just finished Married [with Children], and it was a blonde who was, in that first script, dim-witted, but ends up going to Harvard.”
She added, “I got scared. I got scared of repeating myself. What a stupid move that was, right?”
However, Christina Applegate isn’t bitter. She said the right person got the role in the end.
She said, “Reese deserved that, and she did a much better job than I ever could. And so, that’s her life, that’s her path.”
What do you think about Christina Applegate’s decision-making abilities? Sometimes…they are like us, right?