Question: What famous movie role did Reba McEntire pass up in 1997?

Answer: As the movie Titantic enjoys a come back in 3D, it's worth noting that Reba McEntire was actually James Cameron's first choice for the part of Unsinkable Molly Brown.  However, McEntire passed because her tour schedule overlapped the film dates. Kathy Bates was then handed the role.

McEntire and Bates would work together again in the animated movie Charlotte's Web, where they would play the voices of two cows.