Jessica Simpson turned down a host of movie roles before accepting a part
in the Dukes Of Hazzard, because she was terrified of messing up.
The multi-talented star was offered a number of prestigious lead roles,
but feared failure would ruin her entire career.
She explains, "I had offers. I turned down Coyote Ugly, A Walk To Remember
and a lot of others. I think that emotionally and mentally I wasn't prepared to
take on a different persona.
"I didn't want to carry a movie my first time out. I wanted it to be an
ensemble cast where, if it didn't succeed, all the blame wouldn't be on me."