Gwen Stefani Came *This* Close to Stopping Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's Relationship Before It Started

Everything could have been so different.

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Very important pop culture update: Gwen Stefani just revealed (opens in new tab) that she came this close to being cast as Jane Smith in Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Which means she came this close to making Brad Pitt and Angelina's notorious on-screen love connection completely obsolete.

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"I feel like I almost got [the part]," Stefani recently told Howard Stern, saying the casting process was highly competitive. "I went to a bunch of auditions....I wanted to do it, but I wanted to do music more."

Ummmm....what now? It's hard to imagine anyone playing Jane Smith other than Angelina Jolie—mostly because the chemistry between her and Brad Pitt was oh-so real. But let's pretend for a brief second Gwen had been cast in Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Some questions:

1. Would Brad and Angie have gotten together?

2. Would Brad still be with Jennifer Aniston?

3. And more importantly, would Gwen and Brad have fallen in love on set?

Listen to more of Gwen's interview below while your ruminate on the above.

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Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.