It’s been a few years since Reese Witherspoon played Elle Woods in Legally Blonde (2001) and Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003), but she now says she feels ready to resume a role in another sequel. In a new Q&A conducted on Facebook Live, Witherspoon reveals why she loved making the Legally Blonde films and opens up about the real possibility that another Elle Woods sequel may be on its way. Reese also reveals her most adored co-star of all time, and the identity of that actor may come as a surprise to Legally Blonde fans.
Reese Witherspoon On What Makes Legally Blonde Her Favorite Movie
Ms. Witherspoon has been acting since she first appeared on the big screen in 1991’s The Man in the Moon, so, as E! News reveals, the actress noted that it has been difficult to pin down her favorite film of all time. She told her fans that asking her to choose just one project was much like asking a mother to pick her favorite child, yet she did buckle under the pressure.
“But…I loved making Legally Blonde, because I love pink! It was really fun,” said Witherspoon. “I got to wear all the amazing costumes. I also got to work with a dog every day…I’m obsessed with dogs. I love dogs!”
Speaking of going to the dogs, Reese revealed that her favorite co-star of all time, who also starred in Legally Blonde, is a real dog. Or, at least he was. Poor Bruiser has since passed away.
“He was just really sweet! I miss him, I really do,” Reese smiled, as she referred to the little chihuahua who melted hearts in Legally Blonde.
With animals on the brain, Witherspoon also recalled another favorite four-legged co-star, but this one was a bit larger than Bruiser.
“She was amazing! She was great,” Reese says, speaking of the elephant from Water for Elephants. “Her name was Thai!”
Reese Witherspoon Wants To Play Legally Blonde‘s Elle Woods One More Time
Entertainment Weekly reports that Reese is thinking about reprising her Legally Blonde role for a third time and she’s not the only one. The actress acknowledged the millions of fans eager for another film in the series, as she spilled the news that talks for a sequel were ongoing. Talk of a new sequel had stalled, shortly after the release of Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, but, with renewed fan interest, there’s greater ambition to put something together.
Reese thinks the current political and social climate has created the perfect timing for a Legally Blonde sequel.
“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,” says Ms. Witherspoon. “And 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!”
Ms. Witherspoon has stated that several story ideas for a third Legally Blonde film have been pitched. Previously, Luke Wilson and Mary Lynn Rajskub have also expressed interest in reprising their Legally Blonde characters.
During the Q&A Reese also fielded questions about the potential for a sequel to another one of her rom-com films, Sweet Home Alabama.
“We are not making a [Sweet Home Alabama] sequel that I know of,” Ms. Witherspoon said. “But if Disney wants to make a sequel, they can just call me: I would happily make Sweet Home Alabama 2.”
Currently, Reese Witherspoon is working on the HBO comedy series Big Little Lies, which is scheduled to premiere later in the 2017 season. The series will also star Alexander Skarsgård, James Tupper, and Laura Dern.
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