Reese Witherspoon is discovering surprising inspiration for Elle Woods’ subsequent large second.
Witherspoon spoke with USA Right now for an interview printed Friday, throughout which she teased the standing of growth for the long-discussed third film within the Legally Blonde franchise. The star stated she stays hopeful that the sequel will nonetheless occur and that the current success of High Gun: Maverick has helped spur concepts for her personal movie’s crew.
“I’m nonetheless hoping that Legally Blonde 3 is gonna come collectively in the appropriate manner,” she stated. “It’s identical to High Gun: They waited a very long time to make one other model of that film, and I liked the nostalgia piece they integrated in it. So undoubtedly that gave us quite a lot of inspiration about what we might wish to do with Elle Woods and ensure that we had all those self same touchstones that mattered to individuals [back] then.”
Witherspoon continued, “I really feel like these characters are my buddies, so I safeguard them. I’d by no means make the subpar, mediocre model of their story.”
High Gun: Maverick lastly made it to theaters in Could, 36 years after Tom Cruise first starred as Pete “Maverick” Mitchell within the unique 1986 blockbuster. Maverick, directed by Joseph Kosinski, has crossed the billion-dollar mark on the worldwide field workplace, turning into Cruise’s first movie to take action, and earlier this month hit $600 million domestically.
Director Robert Luketic’s Legally Blonde launched audiences to Witherspoon’s unlikely Harvard Legislation scholar, Elle Woods, when it debuted in theaters in July 2001. A sequel adopted two years later.
Witherspoon confirmed in 2018 that she was in talks to reprise her position as Elle for Legally Blonde 3, and two years later, Mindy Kaling and Dan Goor signed on to write the screenplay. Later in 2020, MGM posted a message to its official Twitter account asserting a Could 2022 launch date for the movie; the undertaking doesn’t presently have a scheduled launch.