Will “Legally Blonde 3” happen?
Reese Witherspoon, who starred as the bubbly lawyer Elle Woods in 2001's “Legally Blonde” and 2003's “Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde,” teased that there still might be a follow-up.
During a Facebook Live session, the actress said: “['Legally Blonde'] was really fun. A lot of people have asked me if we're going to make another 'Legally Blonde,' and we're thinking about it.”
This is not the first time the actress has expressed her desire to return to the character and expand Elle Woods's story.
In an appearance on “Fashionably Late with Rachel Zoe” in Oct. 2015, Witherspoon said fans of the movies are ready and eager to see what happens next for Elle. The actress also shared that several writers have already come up with ideas for a sequel. Witherspoon added that putting out a sequel now would be great timing.
“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,” the actress said. “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.”
While her voice as an actress might not be enough to have the project green-lit, perhaps the actress can make a move through her production company, Pacific Standard. The company, according to Witherspoon, aims not only to produce great films, but also to give more opportunities for women.
Speaking of what they want to achieve with their company, Witherspoon's partner Bruna Papandrea told Variety: “We share the same goal in terms of focusing primarily on developing roles for women. And we are open to all genres at this company. What attracts us is character, and a funny, unique voice, regardless of genre.”