Written by Zoë Holloway, July 22, 2016

Gwen Stefani has revealed that while she’s a singer now, she once tried to make a move into acting. And the movie she almost scored a role in for her debut? Mr & Mrs Smith!

Speaking with Howard Stern on his SiriusXM radio show, the 46-year-old admitted that she was nearly cast to play Jane Smith, the role that ultimately went to Angelina Jolie.

‘I feel like I almost got it. I went to a bunch of auditions,’ she reveals, adding that the casting process was ‘very competitive [and she] wanted to do music more’.

The Used to Love You singer admitted that she hadn’t considered acting an option until No Doubt was getting big and casting directors began to approach her.

‘The whole acting thing really feels like something I could do,’ she explains. ‘Whenever I’ve done it, whenever I had moments where it works, it’s just like performing. You hit a moment. And that’s what movies are: a series of moments.’


As we all know, the set of Mr & Mrs Smith is where Angelina Jolie and her now-husband Brad Pitt fell in love.

Could you imagine a world without Brangelina?!

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