in an interview with Yahoo’s “Build Series” Garofalo recounted that she was David Fincher first choice to play Maria Singer in ‘Fight Club’, but Edward Norton refused to read with her because she “didn’t have the chops to do it"
"And I was told that he [Norton] would like Courtney Love to do it, because he was dating her, but Brad Pitt said, 'I'm not going to sign off on that.' So, they agreed on Helena Bonham Carter, who was probably much better than I would have been."
Pitt aplogised to her years later "He very kindly said, 'I'm sorry about what happened with that,'and he had nothing to do with it"
Norton, who lives close to her, still pretends he does't know her when she sees him around