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."

02/08/2005 08:47