Stop Everything — Reese Witherspoon Is in Talks for ‘Legally Blonde 3’
We hope you’ve been working on your bend-and-snap skills, because Reese Witherspoon and MGM are reportedly in talks to bring Legally Blonde 3 to screens.
Deadline reports that the actress is “near a deal” to reprise her role as Elle Woods in a new movie. Details around the proposed second sequel are scarce, but the focus will be on female empowerment, a timely message in the age of #MeToo and the Time’s Up movement.
It’s been 17 years since Witherspoon first played Elle, the pink-loving sorority sister who decides to attend Harvard in order to pursue her ex, only to realize law school has more to offer than the man who dumped her. Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde followed in 2003, and a musical version of the original opened on Broadway in 2007.
Witherspoon spoke with Instagram about the movie’s legacy in 2016, on the 15th anniversary of Legally Blonde‘s release. “People send me essays their daughters have written to get into school or camp where they’ve said Elle Woods was their hero,” she said at the time. “I have had so many women say, ‘I went to law school because of Legally Blonde.'”
She went on to reflect on the message of the film. “I think it was a pivotal moment in feminism only because it was like, ‘Oh wait, you don’t have to be learned and boring.’ You can embrace your femininity, you can love to get your hair and nails done, you can love fashion, but also be incredibly intelligent,” she continued. “It was kind of a lightning rod moment.”
Witherspoon has become an industry powerhouse since her days as Elle. In addition to her Oscar-winning performance as June Carter in 2005’s Walk the Line, she’s had roles in 2011’s Water for Elephants, 2014’s Wild, and 2017’s A Wrinkle in Time. She also owns a media company called Hello Sunshine and stars in and produces HBO’s Big Little Lies, which won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Series last year. Season 2 is due in 2019.
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(photo via Tracy Bennett/MGM Pictures)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!