“I had a feeling this was coming”: Reese Witherspoon Set to Expand Her $400M Empire With Legally Blonde Prequel That’s Raising Some Eyebrows

Gather around everyone: Elle Woods ia coming back!

Resse Winterspoon in Legally Blonde Prequel

SUMMARY

  • Reese Witherspoon gained worldwide popularity with her role in Legally Blonde.
  • The franchise will soon debut a prequel series, titled Elle, on Amazon Prime Video.
  • Fans share their reaction on this latest update.
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Reese Witherspoon is an Academy Award winning actress who made her Hollywood debut with The Man in the Moon (1991). Since then, she has worked in numerous movies and TV shows and was named one of the richest women in America in 2023. Along with having critical acclaim for films like Wild, Walk the Line, and Water for Elephants, she also has many box office hits like Sweet Home Alabama and Cruel Intentions. But if there is one role Reese is known for, it has got to be Elle Woods.

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Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde
Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde | MGM

Witherspoon became the adorable yet clever Elle Woods and won over audiences with her performance in Legally Blonde. The movie became a huge hit, with the studios opting for a sequel, that although did not fare as well as the first, was still a bix office hit. And now, the 48-year-old seems to want to go back to the good old days, put on her pink suit jacket and skirt, and get ready to rule the world again.

Reese Witherspoon Is Back With a Legally Blonde Series

Reese Witherspoon, recently, shared a clip on her social media, hinting at a Legally Blonde project in the making. She posted a reel on her Instagram about “Something pink is coming.” The show will be a prequel to the movies and is titled Elle and will be aired on Amazon Prime Video. Talking to The Hollywood Reporter, Witherspoon said:

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“I truly couldn’t be more excited about this series! Fans will get to know how Elle Woods navigated her world as a teenager with her distinct personality and ingenuity, in ways that only our beloved Elle could do. What could be better than that?”

Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde
Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde | MGM

She further added:

“I’m extremely grateful to the incredible teams at Prime Video and Hello Sunshine — along with our amazing writer Laura Kittrell — for making this dream of mine come true. Legally Blonde is back!”

The show will be shot in the 1990s high school setting and give fans a glimpse of Elle’s high school journey before she becomes the badass Harvard Law graduate.

Fans React to Reese Witherspoon’s Elle

While it’s been decades since Legally Blonde 2 came to theatres, fans of the franchise love the story and the character of Elle still, regardless of how much time has passed. The synopsis of the show reads:

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“Elle follows Elle Woods in high school as we learn about the life experiences that shaped her into the iconic young woman we came to know and love in the first Legally Blonde film.”

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Reese Witherspoon will co-produce Legally Blonde prequek series, Elle | MGM

While some are excited for the newest project coming out of the Hello Sunshine and Amazon partnership, other’s not so much. Here’s what they had to say:

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While we don’t have much information on the prequel show, Legally Blonde 1 is available for streaming on Max, and both 1 & 2 are available for rent on Apple TV+.

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