Reese Witherspoon can’t seem to get over a critical error she made during her Robert De Niro audition.
On “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” the actress said, “I remember one of the very first auditions I ever had was with Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese.”
It was for the film “Cape Fear,” and it was obvious that she was not cast.
She explained, “I’m not in that movie because I felt so afraid when I walked in the room. “I was talking to the receptionist when I was outside because I didn’t know who Robert De Niro was. You realize he’s the most significant actor of our time, right?, she said.” The woman’s remark prompted Witherspoon to recreate her terrified expression.
Reese Witherspoon acknowledged that she botched a significant audition she had with Robert De Niro when she was just 14 years old.
Reese Witherspoon acknowledged that she botched a significant audition she had with Robert De Niro when she was just 14 years old. from Getty Images
“When I was 14 or so, Never had I seen “Goodfellas.” Never had I seen “The Godfather.” The “Big Little Lies” episode “So it absolutely caught my nerves, and I went in there, and I couldn’t remember, there was like one word I couldn’t speak, and he had to say the word for me, he had to finish the lines for me “actress admitted.
AT A WEDDING, REESE WITHERSPOON DISCLAIMS THAT SHE WAS CAST AS “WALK THE LINE.”
Martin Scorsese’s “Goodfellas,” which stars Joe Pesci, Paul Sorvino, Robert De Niro, and Ray Liotta, was shot on location.
Martin Scorsese’s “Goodfellas,” which stars Joe Pesci, Paul Sorvino, Robert De Niro, and Ray Liotta, was shot on location. (Image courtesy of Corbis/Sunset Boulevard via Getty Images)
The Oscar winner compared the phrase to “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” from the movie “Mary Poppins,” though she couldn’t recall the actual word.
The story of Witherspoon didn’t finish there. Then, ten years after the embarrassing episode, she recalled trying out for De Niro.
She admitted to the talk show host, “I thought, ‘He’s never going to remember that I bricked that audition.
She imitated De Niro by saying, “And he was like, “I remember you,”” before pointing at her. “I asked, “Me?” He responds, “Oh sure. You were the one who was unable to speak the word.”
“Dear God! This is awful, “Witherspoon remarked while hiding her face with her hands to show her embarrassment.
Robert De Niro still remembered, five years later, that Reese Witherspoon had forgotten her lines during an audition.
Robert De Niro still remembered, five years later, that Reese Witherspoon had forgotten her lines during an audition. WireImage/Leon Bennett
REESE WITHERSPOON Is interested in portraying Judge Judy in a biopic.
It turns out that the “Legally Blonde” actress has experienced several humiliating encounters with legendary actors.
Additionally, Witherspoon talked about her time as a movie intern for Denzel Washington’s “Devil in a Blue Dress.” When Washington arrived, one of her responsibilities was to park his Porsche, which Witherspoon claims was “not a good idea for a 17-year-old kid with a brand-new driver’s license.”
When Reese Witherspoon was an intern on the film “Devil in a Blue Dress,” she recalled having to park Denzel Washington’s car.
When Reese Witherspoon was an intern on the film “Devil in a Blue Dress,” she recalled having to park Denzel Washington’s car. (Image by Getty Images/Kevin Winter)
She admitted that the car did have a manual transmission when Kimmel questioned whether it did and that she had had some difficulty while driving.
“Dear God! It was dreadful when I stripped all the gears “She disclosed.
“I ran into him at a wedding a few years back, and he said, “I’ve heard you tell this tale about how you used to park my Porsche.” The weird thing about it is that it is true. I responded, “Yes, I did.””
The actress, who co-starred with Robert Pattinson in the movie “Water for Elephants,” was then questioned by Washington about whether Witherspoon was aware of who had taken her costumes in and out of the trailer.
Washington retorted, “My daughter,” to Witherspoon’s admission that she had “no idea.”
The “Legally Blonde” actress gushed about how much she liked that it was a full-circle experience and made a joke about how one of her children could now have to intern at the White House.
The mistakes Witherspoon made in the past didn’t appear to have any impact on her profession. She then went on to receive an Oscar and an Emmy for her work in “Big Little Lies” and “Walk the Line,” respectively.
Her most recent movie, “Your Place or Mine,” stars Ashton Kutcher in a romantic comedy.
In an interview with People, she described the Netflix film as “kind of a love letter to single moms everywhere.” Additionally, Witherspoon commended her co-star, stating, “He cracks me up, I believe. Our senses of humor and timing are remarkably similar.”