Sandra Bullock starrer `Miss Congeniality` was based on me: Ellen

PTI| Last Updated: Mar 02, 2014, 09:30 AM IST

Los Angeles: Chat show host Ellen DeGeneres says Bullock starrer `Miss Congeniality` was based on her.

DeGeneres, 56, said when the movie`s writer spotted her training for an Emmy hosting gig, it inspired him as he thought it was brilliant, reported a leading magazine.

"`Miss Congeniality` was written based on me. When I was getting ready to co-host the Emmys, the writer saw me (on TV) learning how to walk in a dress and heels," DeGeneres said.

"My stylist at the time - a man - was teaching me, and it was hilarious. The `Miss Congeniality` writer saw it and thought it was brilliant," she added.

The comedienne said she got a part in 1999 comedy `EdTV` beating out Jennifer Aniston, who was also vying for the role.

"Jen Aniston is my friend and she recently reminded me that I beat her out of that. I got the part and Jen Aniston didn`t!, " she said.

DeGeneres is currently gearing up to host the Academy Awards for the second time on March 2.