Reese Witherspoon confirms there will be a “Legally Blonde 3”.
The actress recently posted a video on Instagram of her floating in a pool wearing a pink bikini. The caption read: Ït’s true…#LegallyBlonde3.”
Witherspoon starred as Elle Woods in the 2001 comedy, which the fashion merchandising student enrolls in Harvard Law School to try to win back her ex-boyfriend.
E! News has confirmed that Reese Witherspoon is in talks to reprise her role. MGM is also in negotiations with the actress to produce the film, through her Hello Sunshine banner, alongside Marc Platt and Adam Siegel. Additionally, the outlet reported Karen McCullah and Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith, who adapted the Amanda Brown novel for the original film, are in final talks to write the script for the threequel.
For years, Witherspoon has been toying with the idea of returning to the franchise—but it was still too early in the process to commit to the project. As she explained to E! News in 2015, “We don’t have any plans for that movie. Ask MGM. I don’t know. They had an idea. I don’t know.” A few months later, she told Rachel Zoe, “A lot of writers over the years have come up with different ideas for it. I actually think it’s kind of great right now, because we’re talking about women in politics and how important that is to get more women. I think it’d be kind of a cool thing to have her be a Supreme Court justice or someone who runs for office—like president!” And during a joint appearance on The Late Late Show that year, two of Witherspoon’s co-stars—Mary Lynn Rajskub and Luke Wilson—put their support behind making a third movie.
The movie led to the 2003 sequel “Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde”.
With reports from The Philippine Star
Photos: ELLE, Entertainment Tonight