Valerie Bertinelli reveals why she was passed over for 'Footloose' role -- and it's a pretty good reason

Valerie Bertinelli nearly landed the role of Kevin Bacon's love interest, Ariel, in the 1984 movie Footloose, but there was one problem.

The 57-year-old actress appeared on Wednesday's Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen and revealed that she went out for the leading lady role in the beloved dance film.

"It was between me, Lori Singer and Jennifer Jason Leigh," she shared. The part ultimately went to Singer.

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As for why she ended up not landing the role, Bertinelli admitted, "I can't dance."

Bacon's real-life wife, Kyra Sedgwick, also made a shocking confession when she appeared on WWHL last November. 

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The 52-year-old actress disclosed that as a teenager, she had an on and off relationship with Ferris Bueller himself, Matthew Broderick!

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Lori Singer and Kevin Bacon promoting "Footloose" in 1984.
Lori Singer as Ariel Moore in "Footloose."
CIRCA 1987: Actress Lori Singer poses in a scene from the movie 'Summer Heat' circa 1987. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Tom Hanks and Lori Singer publicity portrait for the film 'The Man With One Red Shoe', 1985. (Photo by 20th Century-Fox/Getty Images)
Actress Lori Singer attending 'National Cable Forum' on July 13, 1990 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
371642 01: Actress Lori Singer attends the screening of 'The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle' June 26, 2000 at AMC Empire 25 theatre in New York City. (Photo by George De Sota/Liaison)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Singer Lori Singer arrives at the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 30: Actress Lori Singer leaves the 'AOL Build' taping at the ABC Times Square Studios on March 30, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 30: Lori Singer attends Build Series to discuss 'God Knows Where I Am' at Build Studio on March 30, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 30: Lori Singer discusses 'God Knows Where I Am' during the Build Series at Build Studio on March 30, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 06: Lori Singer attends the 'Experimenter' premiere during the 53rd New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall on October 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 06: Lori Singer attends the 'Experimenter' premiere during the 53rd New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall on October 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 06: Actresss Lori Singer attends the 53rd New York Film Festival premiere of 'Experimenter' at Alice Tully Hall on October 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Steven A Henry/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 06: Actress Lori Singer attends Montblanc & The Cinema Society host a party for The New York Film Festival premiere of Magnolia Pictures' 'Experimenter' at PH-D Terrace at Dream Midtown on October 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 06: Actress Lori Singer attends The New York Film Festival Premiere Of Magnolia Pictures' Experimenter hosted by Montblanc & The Cinema Society at PH-D Terrace at Dream Midtown on October 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 25: Actress Lori Singer attends the 'Experimenter' Premiere during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival at the Eccles Center Theatre on January 25, 2015 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for Sundance)
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