Ali Fedotowsky, the chick from season 6 of The Bachelorette, somehow landed a super tiny role in Woody Allen‘s upcoming film, Blue Jasmine, starring Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Louis C.K., Peter Sarsgaard, Bobby Cannavale, and weirdest of all, Andrew Dice Clay. Okay considering Andrew Dice Clay is in the film, I guess having a Bachelorette isn’t a huge stretch. And her role is apparently about 30 seconds long. But STILL. HOW DID THIS HAPPEN? Here are some details from the LA Times:
Allen’s casting director, Patricia DiCerto, eyed the bubbly blond and thought of her for a role in “Blue Jasmine,” which hits theaters in limited release Friday.
“She fit Woody’s vision of the character both physically and personality-wise,” DiCerto wrote in an email. “I knew he would think she was perfect for the role.”
And as for “the role”?
Fedotowsky plays the couple’s [Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin’s characters] physical trainer, and Baldwin’s character asks if she’d be interested in attending a Yankees game with him.
“Absolutely,” Fedotowsky’s character Melanie replies enthusiastically. “If there’s nobody else you want to take.”
The whole scene lasts maybe 30 seconds, but filming it in the Hamptons last summer was nonetheless thrilling for the onetime reality-TV star.
“When Alec started reading his line, he was so good that I almost didn’t realize we were starting,” Fedotowsky recalled…
Oh Jesus. So you just thought right then and there that he was actually asking you to a Yankee game?
I will say, I thoroughly enjoy Ms. Fedotowsky’s blog on E Online. Especially when she takes Q&A from her twitter followers, in which she reveals behind-the-scenes Bachelorette stuff, like how she fell for contestant Roberto Martinez pretty much immediately and had to go through the motions of dating 24 other dudes. She said it was painful. I would imagine so.