Christina Applegate has some regret regarding her decision to pass on the lead role in Legally Blonde.

Christina Applegate On ‘Legally Blonde’

Applegate, who is starring in the summer comedyVacation, recently admitted that a fear of getting typecast as the ditzy blond kept her from taking on the part of Elle Woods in 2001’s Legally Blonde.

“The script came along my way, and it was right after I had just finished Married,” Applegate told ET Online, referring to the long-running sitcom Married with Children in which she played Kelly Bundy. “I got scared of kind of repeating myself. What a stupid move that was.”

Though Applegate feels like it may have been a missed opportunity on her part, she believes that Reese Witherspoon, who ultimately took on the role, made a better bubbly lawyer than she would have.

“Reese deserved it,” Applegate acknowledged. “And she did a much better job than I ever could.”

Applegate can currently be seen on the big screen playing Debbie Griswold, the wife of Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms), in the Vacation reboot. The film hit theater Wednesday, July 29.

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