Gwen Stefani says she 'almost got' Angelina Jolie's part in 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith'

Gwen Stefani Reveals She Almost Played Angelina Jolie's Role in 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith'

Gwen Stefani is best known for her killer voice and stunning stage presence, but the singer almost rocked a black leather dress and some submachine guns for the lead role in the 2005 sexy spy thriller, Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

Speaking with Howard Stern on his SiriusXM show on Wednesday, the "Used to Love You" singer revealed that she was nearly cast to play Jane Smith, the role that eventually went to Angelina Jolie, who starred opposite Brad Pitt.

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"I feel like I almost got it," Stefani told Stern. "I went to a bunch of auditions."

According to the 46-year-old pop star, the casting process was "very competitive," and while she wanted to move into acting, "I wanted to do music more."

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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Singer Gwen Stefani performs in concert at the Orpheum Theatre on February 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: Singer Gwen Stefani attends a party hosted by Chasing Fireflies to introduce her Harajuku Lovers children's collection at Duff's Cakemix on September 24, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Chasing Fireflies)
CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 11: Gwen Stefani of No Doubt performs during Riot Fest Chicago 2015 at Douglas Park on September 11, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Redferns)
DEL MAR, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Gwen Stefani of No Doubt performs during 2015 KAABOO Del Mar at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on September 18, 2015 in Del Mar, California. (Photo by Christopher Victorio/WireImage for KAABOO Del Mar via imageSPACE)
THE VOICE -- 'Season 9 Press Junket' -- Pictured: (l-r) Pharrell Williams, Adam Levine, Carson Daly, Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 10: Singer Gwen Stefani attends Harajuku Lovers #PopElectric High Tea at The Ebell Club of Los Angeles on July 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for BeautyCon)
THE VOICE -- 'Blind Auditions' -- Pictured: Gwen Stefani -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NAPA, CA - MAY 31: Gwen Stefani of No Doubt performs during the Bottle Rock Napa Valley Music Festival at Napa Valley Expo on May 31, 2015 in Napa, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 16: Musicians Gwen Stefani and Tony Kanal of No Doubt perform at An Evening with Women benefiting the Los Angeles LGBT Center at the Hollywood Palladium on May 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 08: Singer Gwen Stefani of No Doubt performs during Rock in Rio USA at the MGM Resorts Festival Grounds on May 8, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/WireImage)
NEW ORLEANS, UNITED STATES - MAY 01: Gwen Stefani of No Doubt performs on stage during day 5 of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on May 1, 2015 in New Orleans, United States. (Photo by Edu Hawkins/Redferns via Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 12: Singer/songwriter Gwen Stefani (L) and actress Demi Moore attend VH1's 'Barely Famous' premiere screening and party at The London Hotel on March 12, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for VH1)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Singer Gwen Stefani arrives at the 57th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

In an April 2008 interview with Vogue, Stefani mentioned auditioning for the role of Mrs. Smith, and talked about her brief foray into the world of acting.

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According to Stefani, she didn't consider the possibility of starring in movies until she became famous as the lead singer of the popular ska-punk band, No Doubt, which is when agents came calling.

"The whole acting thing really feels like something I could do. 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," she explained.

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Ultimately, Jolie, now 41, was chosen for the part, which is where she struck up a relationship with her future husband. Pitt, now 52, was married to Jennifer Aniston at the time of filming. The couple divorced in 2005, and many cited his relationship with Jolie as the cause.

Pitt and Jolie have long denied that there was any infidelity, however they have admitted to falling in love on set. The couple, who now share six children, have been together ever since, and they finally tied the knot in August 2014.

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As for Stefani, she also met and fell in love with her current boyfriend, Blake Shelton, while they were working together, both serving as coaches on The Voice. The pair struck up a relationship a month after Stefani's 13-year-marriage to Gavin Rossdale came to an end in October 2015, and four months after Shelton split from his ex-wife, Miranda Lambert.

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