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"I was 14 and never saw the Godfather": Reese Witherspoon talks about his first failed meeting with Robert de Niro


On the set of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”, Thursday February 2, the actress returned to her early career. And in particular on one of his first auditions – of the most significant – with the famous comedian.

Reese Witherspoon has a few misadventures from the time of her first steps in the cinema.

On the set of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Thursday, February 2, the actress notably mentioned one of her first auditions for the film

Les Nerfs à vive

, released in 1991, with Robert de Niro.

The one who didn't get the role explained how her stress took over that day.

"I'm not in this movie because I was too scared when I entered the room," she told host Jimmy Kimmel.

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The actress, aged only 14 at the time, explained that one of the receptionists had revealed to her a few minutes before entering the audition room which actor was going to find herself in front of her.

"I didn't know who Robert De Niro was.

She said to me, "You know he's the most important actor of our time, don't you?"

And to continue: “I was 14 years old.

I had never seen The



The Godfather


It totally blew me away.”

Thus, Reese Witherspoon confided that he lost all his confidence once in front of the actor, revealing that the latter had to finish his lines during the audition.

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And the story between the two stars does not end there.

Ten years later the star of

Big Little Lies

found himself again facing the juggernaut of cinema during a second audition.

Without revealing the film in question, the latter remembered this new embarrassing meeting.

"I thought he would never remember that failed audition," she added.

But he was like, "I remember you."

I replied, "Me?"

And he was like, 'Yeah. You couldn't say your line.'

“I had to park his Porsche”

During the show Reese Witherspoon also made some confidences about her debut as a trainee in the cinema.

The one who worked for Denzel Washington on the set of the film

The Devil in a Blue Dress

, admitted that she was, at that time, responsible for the cars at the time of the castings.

“Every time Denzel came I had to park his Porsche.

Which is not a good idea for a 17-year-old kid with a brand new driver's license,” she said, laughing.

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“But the funny story is that I saw him a few years ago at a wedding.

He said to me "I heard you that story that you used to park my Porsche."

I was like, "Yeah, I did."

And him: "And do you know who brought your costumes for

Water for Elephants


released in 2011 and featuring Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson, editor's note

). My daughter".

"The loop is complete," thought the actress.

Source: lefigaro

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