"I mean, it's sort of about women being underestimated and I think it's a good idea -- that things have changed, but not that much has changed!"
It's going to be a pink day for everyone who's been awaiting the third installment of Legally Blonde because, Elle Woods, aka Reese Witherspoon, just dropped an update! According to CNN, Witherspoon revealed plans for the third installment to Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show on Monday. "We're meeting about it. I mean, we're definitely talking about it. I don't know. Do you guys want to see 'Legally Blonde 3'?" Witherspoon asked the audience. "I mean, it's sort of about women being underestimated and I think it's a good idea -- that things have changed, but not that much has changed!"
Reese Witherspoon confirmed in June last year that she will reprise the character for the third time. According to CNN, she posted a video of her in a pink bikini, floating in a pool, which is a nod to a scene in the film where she applies to Harvard Law School. Witherspoon played the iconic character of Woods in the original 2001 Legally Blonde and subsequent sequel in 2003.
In 2016, the movie franchise celebrated 15 years, and everyone had to bend and snap to celebrate it. It's nearing the 20-year mark, and with the latest announcement, it is time to brush up on some trivia from the movies, right? Alright, so the iconic scene where Warner dumps Elle, she's wearing a pink dress (as always), but this one's quite special. According to Cosmopolitan, Reese's own friend, Molly Stern, made the dress.
Reese was dedicated to making Elle Woods as real as she could, so she went to the University of Southern California and spent time with the sorority girls there. She went to dinner with them, spent time with them during their meetings, and she even sat in on law classes at Loyola Law School and watched women in Beverly Hills buying shoes and eating lunch. Now we know why Elle Woods was so perfect!
Elle Woods was a college student, played by a mom who just gave birth. She had to lose a bit of weight, so MGM actually hired a personal trainer to help her lose some of the post-partum weight. The one thing we envy about her in the movie is all her clothes. The best part? She got to keep all of them. "They're all finely preserved between tissue paper and in a special storage unit," she told Instagram. "I keep a close eye on them."
Amanda Brown, who was the author of Legally Blonde actually went to Stanford Law and she got the idea for the movie when she was writing letters to send home. She wrote all the letters on pink paper with a pink furry pen, just like Elle Woods. Also, do you remember the toilet paper scene? The one where the sorority sisters vote about toilet paper? The screenwriter Karen McCullah Lutz wrote the scene based on her own experience. We were denied our toilet paper. I offered my sorority sisters activity points for stealing replacement rolls from the administration building," McCullah Lutz said.
The iconic bend and snap is a full-length musical number. The one in the movie is a shortened number, and it's something Witherspoon still gets requests for. "I have a feeling I will be doing the bend-and-snap until I am 95." She's also actually inspired a lot of women to attend Law School. It was her role more than her, but it's a victory nonetheless. "I've also had people send me essays their daughters have written to get into school or camp where they've said Elle Woods was their hero."