Date: 31st March 2001
CALISTA FLOCKHART wasn't the only skinny star going for the role of ALLY McBEAL - similarly slender LARA FLYNN BOYLE was also up for the role.
Flockhart and Boyle were picked out as the final two by the director of the hit TV comedy-drama DAVID E KELLY, and Boyle was distraught when she discovered she hadn't won the role.
But Kelly refused to let Boyle down entirely - offering her the role she now has on his show THE PRACTICE. She says, "It was devastating. He called me that day and said it's not going to work out but I do want you to work with me." (SVD/WNV/CPT)