Gwen Stefani almost chosen to act in Mr and Mrs Smith. She revealed to Howard Stern on the SiriusXM show, "I feel like I almost got it. I went to a bunch [of auditions]. The process was “very competitive and I wanted to do it, but I wanted to do music more.”
In the audition process, both Gwen and Angelina beat out Nicole Kidman, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Chloe Sevigny.
Gwen added, “It was between me and Angelina Jolie, and I’m like, ‘Oh, great. I got a shot here. 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.”