Reese Witherspoon And Kerry Washington Were Almost Cast In ‘Clueless’

In an alternate universe, the classic comedy “Clueless” could have looked very different.

In a video interview for BuzzFeed about their new series “Little Fires Everywhere”, Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington reveal that they both auditioned for lead roles in the ’90s high school comedy.

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“You know one thing that is public…is I auditioned SO HARD for ‘Clueless’ and I didn’t get it,” Witherspoon says.

Washington then chimes in, “I did, too!”

She adds, “That would’ve been a different…we should do, like, a remake…”

“We should re-create a scene from ‘Clueless’, that would be so fun!” Witherspoon agrees.

The roles in the film would ultimately go to Alicia Silverstone and Stacey Dash.

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In a 2015 interview with Vanity Fair, director Amy Heckerling explained the casting decision.

“I met with Reese [Witherspoon] because everyone said, ‘This girl is amazing. She’s going to be huge,'” she said. “I did see some scenes of hers and went, ‘Wow. She’s amazing.’ But Alicia is Cher.”

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