Debi Mazar Turned Down A Role In ‘The Wedding Singer’ And Still Regrets It

Debi Mazar has regrets. But none bigger than turning down a role in the 1998 rom-com classic The Wedding Singer.

Mazar confessed her mistake during an appearance on Friday’s episode of The Drew Barrymore Show. Mazar said she passed on playing the supporting role of Holly Sullivan, cousin to female lead Julia.

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“I wanted to do The Wedding Singer, and I got the part, and I was so excited because I really was such a huge fan of Adam [Sandler],” Mazar explained in a video call with host Drew Barrymore with guests Christine Taylor and David Lascher. “And then my agent said, you know, ‘Don’t do it, you’re not getting paid the right amount of money.’ And I was like, wait, what?”

Mazar turned it down “only because my agent told me, ‘Just, just hang on, don’t do it,'” and Taylor was cast as Holly.

“I regret it to this day,” Mazar said. “I apologized to Adam Sandler, I said, ‘Oh my God, I was so young. My agent told me the wrong information.’ I ended up firing my agent after that, obviously. And so I’m happy for you [Taylor]. To this day I have such regret, because I so wanted to do that movie, and I just was young and made a stupid decision.”

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