Calista Flockhart's breakthrough role as TV lawyer Ally Mcbeal was only made possible after Bridget Fonda rejected it.

The quirky series - which ended last year (02) - went on to win a stack of awards during its successful five-year run, but sexy actress Fonda was quite happy to have opted out of the glory.

She says, "I just didn't want to do TV - no matter how good or fun it was."

03/07/2003 17:31