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Bette Midler Reveals the Movie Role She Regrets Passing On

Bette Midler Reveals the Movie Role She Regrets Passing On

Bette Midler is looking back at her career.

In a new interview, the 77-year-old Golden Globe and Tony award winner revealed the one role that she passed on that she now regrets.

Keep reading to find out more…

While appearing on the Just for Variety podcast, Bette revealed she turned down the leading role in 1992′s Sister Act, which ended up going to Whoopi Goldberg.

“They came to me with Sister Act and I said, ‘My fans don’t want to see me in a wimple,” Bette recalled. “Can you believe that? How off the wall is that? How crazy is that? [Disney chairman] Jeffrey Katzenberg called me every day, ‘Please, please.’ I stood my ground because I really was afraid of the costume. Isn’t that amazing? I can wear anything but a nun’s habit?”

Bette added, “Whoopi wore it all the way to the bank. So God bless her. And she was perfect for it.”

Bette also revealed that she was offered Kathy Bates‘ role in 1990′s Misery, but she doesn’t regret passing on that role.

“And then there was Misery. I just couldn’t. It was too violent,” Bette explained. “The character was so not funny, so without any qualities of redemption. She cut off his foot. Come on. Who does that?”

If you missed it, Whoopi shared her dream cast for Sister Act 3, which is currently in the works!

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