Since Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde ended on an open note with Witherspoon`s Elle and Luke Wilson`s Emmett and determined where they wanted to live, the door seems very open for a number of previous franchise actors. Wilson himself has remained confident about his eventual return to Legally Blonde 3 and feels similar to Blair, as Witherspoon will likely only agree to continue the sequel if the script seems appropriate. Witherspoon also teased in late 2021 that Jennifer Coolidge`s Paulette will play an important role in the story of the new film, leaving many Legally Blonde fans optimistic about what will happen with the sequel. Mindy Kaling, who co-wrote the screenplay with Parks and Recreation alumnus Dan Goor, told TODAY last month that the upcoming sequel would focus on an optimistic, pink-loving Woods in the present. Screenwriters Karen McCullah and Kristen Smith also noticed other endings, including one in which Elle and Vivian, who is now also blonde, founded the Blonde Legal Defense Club and distributed flyers at Harvard Law School Quad. Another option was to end with a kiss between Elle and Emmett (Luke Wilson), but eventually the current degree was decided with Elle giving the law school graduation speech. During his appearance, Blair expressed a desire to make “at least one appearance” in the third installment of the franchise, Legally Blonde 3, written by Mindy Kaling. “I hope, I hope that this legacy can continue, because talking about the good things in life. This movie is one of the good things in life. It`s a highlight. I really feel like, `yes, my Obit will look good,`” the `Sweetest Thing` star said. Given the effort and thought that Witherspoon puts into the film, the next episode will be a delight. As for Blair`s casting, she confirmed that she had “no idea” if her character was included, but nonetheless she “brings him out there” into the universe.
“Originally, it ended with us, and Vivian had blonde hair,” she explained in response to Barrymore`s memory of a rumor that the two characters were sailing together toward sunset. “I thought, `Oh, I`m blonde now, too.` And I said, “We`re the lawyers` club now and we`re friends.” We were obviously, you know, (it was) like the end of the best friend. When asked who she would like to see in her roles, Reese dropped the names of Jennifer Coolidge (Paulette Bonafonté), Luke Wilson (Emmett Richmond) and Selma Blair (Vivian Kensington). And it goes without saying that Reese returns as Her. “Like I said `no,`” Blair joked in response to Barrymore`s question about whether she could agree with an appearance. “I will say `yes`, I could beg. As if I was happy with a cameo appearance. I just want to be there, one. Who wouldn`t like to play a role, but yes, I just want to be there. I want to enjoy it. I want this film to regain that energy, because we need it and we love it too.
According to Selma Blair, the unforgettable ending of the 2001 hit “Legally Blonde” was originally intended to double the blonde. For his part, Witherspoon teased that the next version of Legally Blonde will focus heavily on her character alongside Jennifer Coolidge`s Paulette. In an interview with ET in April, Kaling hinted at an overall experience. While the development of the film continues, Selma Blair remains confident about the chances of Legally Blonde 3. Reese Witherspoon is the face of the comedy franchise as Elle Woods, a sister who works to get her ex-boyfriend back by enrolling at Harvard in the first film, then fights stereotypes against blonde women and completely avoids her ex when she finds someone else. Due to the critical and commercial success of the first film, a sequel was commissioned with Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, which received generally negative reviews for its repetitive jokes, but was a box office success, grossing over $124 million on a production budget of $45 million. “There was an end where Vivian was blonde, and I became blonde,” the After actress revealed. “I have the Polaroids. I looked exactly like Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde. The beret was on and the blonde. During the podcast Shut Up Evan (opens in a new tab), Selma Blair shared her interest in returning to Legally Blonde for the upcoming sequel. Whether it`s an appearance or a bigger role in comedy, Blair calls Vivian one of the “good things in life” she likes to remember and that will stay for a while. The original 2001 film is a favorite among many and is so iconic that it became a musical, along with many other things in pop culture like the “Bend and Snap.” Blair also shared that she would not hesitate at all to return to the third part of the feminist classic.
In 2018, Deadline confirmed that Reese Witherspoon would reprise her role as Elle Woods in “Legally Blonde 3,” which will be written by Mindy Kaling. It`s unclear which director “Legally Blonde 3” will enter. But of course, any “Legal Blonde” line is instantly iconic. “Or maybe it is. There was an ending where Vivian was blonde, and I became blonde. I have the Polaroids, and I was beautiful. I looked exactly like Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde. It was beautiful, the beret was lit and the blonde. But no, that ending just wasn`t as strong as it became. So it was scrapped,” Blair added.
As announced in 2020, Mindy Kaling and Parks and Recreation creator Dan Goor are writing Legally Blonde 3, but it took longer than expected.