Selma Blair's career could have looked very different in the '90s, with the actress recently revealing that she auditioned for two of the biggest shows of the decade -- and nearly landed one of them.

In a post on Instagram, Blair shared a throwback snap featuring herself alongside Katie Holmes and Sarah Michelle Gellar, from when the trio attended the MTV Movie Awards back in 2000 (you know, the one where Blair and Gellar won a golden popcorn statuette for their famous "Cruel Intentions" kiss). In addition to being an awesome photo thanks to its time capsule fashions (those halter tops!), the snap also served as a vehicle for Blair to spill some juicy details about the two life-changing roles she lost out on to the women standing next to her.

As first revealed in Entertainment Weekly's Dawson's Creek" to Holmes. According to creator Kevin Williamson, Blair was a top contender for the part -- but she just couldn't compete with the pitch-perfect Holmes.

"I really loved Selma until, of course, I got the infamous videotape from the basement of the Holmes family in Toledo, Ohio," Williamson told EW of Holmes's audition tape. "And when that video showed up, it changed my whole life."

Despite that disappointment, Blair has nothing but love for Holmes, writing on Instagram, "I have always admired these ladies. Even if I didn't get the part of #joeypotter . That role was all @katieholmes212 and I loved watching her from the start."

And here's another fun fact: Blair also auditioned for the titular role on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," but admitted she "didn't even come close" to nabbing the part, which went to SMG.

"But I have a friend for life," Blair said of Gellar.

It's fun to imagine how different both "Dawson's" and "Buffy" would have been had Blair wound up in the leading roles. But it sounds like everything worked out just fine for the actress.

[via: Selma Blair/Instagram, h/t Entertainment Weekly]