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Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington on Clueless Auditions

Could We Have Even Handled Clueless Starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington?

PASADENA, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 17: (L-R) Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington speak onstage during the Hulu Panel at Winter TCA 2020 at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 17, 2020 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Erik Voake/Getty Images for Hulu)

Clueless is already a perfect movie as is, but what if Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington had been in it? In a recent video interview with BuzzFeed, the Little Fires Everywhere costars revealed they had both once auditioned for the zeitgeist-defining film, proving they were perhaps destined to work together in some capacity.

"You know what, one thing that is public and it came out last year: I auditioned so hard for Clueless, and I didn't get it. I auditioned so hard for it," Witherspoon said, before Washington chimed in, "I did too! I did."

In a 2015 oral history interview with Vanity Fair, Clueless director Amy Heckerling confirmed she had considered Witherspoon — along with Tiffani Thiessen, Keri Russell, and Alicia Witt — for the role of Cher, but Alicia Silverstone was always her first pick. Heckerling told the magazine about Witherspoon, "I saw some movie where she had a southern accent. Maybe it was on TV, a movie of the week. But I did see some scenes of hers and went: Wow. She's amazing. But Alicia is Cher."

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Though it didn't work out for them, Witherspoon and Washington aren't opposed to revisiting Clueless in the future. "We should do like a remake," Washington joked. Witherspoon added, "We should recreate a scene from Clueless. That would be so fun." We would like to see it!

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