Our favorite Gemini vegetarian is making her way back to the big screen – though this time sans Bruiser (RIP).
Deadline reports a Legally Blonde sequel is in the works, with Reese Witherspoon onboard to reprise her role as the ever-plucky Elle Woods. This time around, Witherspoon would star and serve as a producer through her production company Hello Sunshine. The screenwriters of the first Legally Blonde script, Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith and Karen McCullah, are reportedly also close to signing a deal with MGM.
In the first movie, released in 2001, we saw Elle prove herself as a badass lawyer, loyal friend, and hair care expert after trekking across the country to attend Harvard Law School in the hopes of wooing back her ex-boyfriend. Then, in the 2003 sequel Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, Elle took Washington, D.C. by storm and passed a bill banning animal testing (named Bruiser's Bill, naturally).
It's been 15 years since we last saw Elle, so where-oh-where is Ms. Woods now? Though there are currently no details about the plot of LB3, we have a few theories.
1. Elle's Running For Office
Given the ending of Legally Blonde 2, this feels like a natural next step for the spunky lawyer. Picture this: Elle's taken the last 15 years to navigate Washington, D.C., and now she's ready to try her hand as an elected government official. The woman would have our vote.
2. She's A Professor At Harvard
It would feel cathartic to see Ms. Woods come full circle, lecturing at the very school she attended in the original film. Maybe she even has an exclusive, third-year internship all the law students clamor for? One thing is for sure – she'd be a better teacher to all her pupils than creepy Professor Callahan was to her.
3. Elle's A Partner At A Top Law Firm
We mean, wasn't this her plan at the end of the first film? It's possible Elle has spent the past 15 years Diane Lockhart-ing up the law firm ladder. Better yet, maybe she and Emmett started their own non-profit firm together?
Whatever Elle has been up to, we sure have missed her infectious spirit. With the state of politics right now, there's never been a better time for Ms. Woods to make a return.