However, she told Entertainment Tonight in 2015 that she turned down the role because she wasn`t sure she wanted to play another stereotypical blonde character like her role in Fox`s “Married With Children.” “What a stupid move it was, wasn`t it?” she said. “Reese deserves it. 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. “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. The “Mean Baby” author remembers dying his hair for the other alternate ending, with Elle and Vivian both being blonde: “There was an ending where Vivian was blonde, and I became blonde,” Blair shared. “I have the Polaroids. I looked exactly like Faye Dunaway in `Bonnie and Clyde`. The beret was on and the blonde. Who would have thought that the “Legal Blonde” star was actually a brunette? Elle Woods once said, “Being blonde is actually a pretty powerful thing,” but it turns out that the actress who made the “Legal Blonde” character famous doesn`t share her natural hair color. 8. Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods in `Legal Blonde` Reese Witherspoon perfectly embodies the role of Elle Woods, but the role was initially offered to Christina Applegate to play our favorite blonde on screen.
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. Ariana Grande`s 2018 music video “The U, Next” is full of cinematic references, including a recreation of Elle`s sunbathing scene. The role of Vivian was initially offered to actress Chloë Sevigny. One of the biggest endorsements audiences have received for a potential Legally Blonde 3 is Reese Witherspoon`s wish for the film to achieve the same success as this year`s Top Gun: Maverick. Given that the Tom Cruise sequel has been hailed for honoring and elevating its classic predecessor, Witherspoon`s goal of delivering an equally worthy sequel should captivate fans until the details of its production are finally known. In the meantime, audiences will be able to rewatch the first two Legally Blonde movies, currently streaming on Prime Video. “Reese is really excited, you know, she loves her fans and she loves this movie and it`s so much fun,” Blair continues. “I know she said to see [Top Gun:] Maverick and what nostalgia it was, and it`s like – we have to bring Legally Blonde back.” “She said, `That`s so cute! OK, let`s work on the stage,” he said. “I was afraid I wouldn`t get enough sleep because my daughter Ava was often sick during filming and there were a lot of days I didn`t think I could do it,” she said. “Some nights, Ava woke up screaming because she had the flu, and I spent most of the night rocking her to go back to sleep, and then I had to be on set at 7 a.m.
to put on makeup.” “I see it as Reese`s Avengers. She Woods is like her Captain America, and that`s why you don`t want to be the person who ruins this story,” Kaling said.