Instead, the part in the 1986 film went to Kelly McGillis.
Moore chalked it up to “just the timing of things.
“I think the first audition was great and the screen test, I shanked, I got in my head,” she told Stern. “I think I just got nervous of the whole and I didn’t own it.”
Seeing the film made her realize, Moore said, that she could have done well in the role.
“But in my beating myself up, it then just reinforced the idea that I didn’t think I was good enough,” she said.
One part she did land was in “G.I. Jane,” for which she prepped by participating in actual Navy SEAL training.
It was more than a little intense, she said, and she learned that it wasn’t a great idea to take vitamins on an empty stomach and then exercise.