Reese Witherspoon revealed that one of her first auditions as a teenager was with Oscar winner Robert De Niro.
The 46-year-old actress appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday wearing a little black dress where she recalled her audition for the 1991 Martin Scorsese film Cape Fear when she was 14.
‘I remember one of the very first auditions I ever had was with Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese for a movie called Cape Fear,’ said Reese.
The Big Little Lies star added, ‘I didn’t get it. I’m not in that movie because I got so scared when I walked in the room; I didn’t know who Robert De Niro was, so I was standing outside talking to the receptionist, and she was like, “You know he’s the most important actor of our time right?”‘
This caused the young 14-year-old Reese to get very nervous and forget her lines.
Her first epic fail: Reese revealed that on one of her very first auditions as a teenager, she forgot her lines as she auditioned for Cape Fear opposite Robert De Niro
He remembered that audition: Reese explained that he had to finish the lines for her and when she auditioned for him again ten years later he said, ‘I remember you; you’re the one who couldn’t say the word’
She explained, ‘He had to finish the lines for me. And then I auditioned for him ten years later, and I thought, “He’s never going to remember that I bricked that audition,” and he was like, “I remember you; you’re the one who couldn’t say the word.”‘
The Legally Blonde star also revealed that as a teenager, she used to park the Porsche belonging to Denzel Washington as part of a school internship.
‘Yeah. Actually, I was an intern on a movie that Denzel Washington starred in called Devil In A Blue Dress,’ Reese told Jimmy, 55, referencing the 1995 neo-noir thriller.
Reese said, ‘I had to answer the phone. ”Devil in a Blue Dress. Devil in a Blue Dress”. And then whenever Denzel came in, I had to park his Porsche.’
‘Really?,’ Jimmy asked.
‘Which is not a good idea for a 17-year-old kid,’ Reese said. ‘With a brand new drivers license.’
‘I stripped all the gears, terrible,’ she added.
Reese said she saw Denzel a few years ago at a wedding.
‘He’s like, ”I’ve heard you tell this story about how you used to park my Porsche.” And I was like, ”Yes, I did.”.
And he was like, ”But, did you know that your costumes on Water For Elephants, who took them in and out of your trailer?” And I was like, ”No, I have no idea.” And he’s like, ”My daughter”,’ said Reese, referencing her 2011 romantic drama.
‘That was amazing. Like this full circle,’ Reese said.
Reese was on the ABC talk show promoting her upcoming romantic comedy film Your Place Or Mine also starring Ashton Kutcher, 44.
Neo-noir thriller: Denzel is shown in a still from the 1995 neo-noir thriller Devil In A Blue Dress
Romantic comedy: Reese was on the ABC talk show promoting her upcoming romantic comedy film Your Place Or Mine also starring Ashton Kutcher, 44
They play longtime best friends in the film and Reese admitted they did not know each other very well before working together.
Reese said she reached out to Ashton about a month before they started the movie and suggested they get to know each other better since their characters are so close.
They agreed to send each other a daily video sharing something about their lives, but Ashton ended up talking trash about his beloved Chicago Bears with Reese’s sons who are fans of the Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers.
Your Place Or Mine is scheduled to be released on February 10 by Netflix.
Film stars: Ashton Kutcher and Reese are shown on Thursday at the world premiere of Your Place Or Mine in the Westwood area of Los Angeles