Details of Legally Blonde prequel announced

By John Mercury May 16, 2024

If you know the first cardinal rule of perm maintenance and the importance of a scented resumé, you’re going to be excited about Reese Witherspoon’s latest news.

The Hollywood star has announced a prequel series to her hit 2001 film, Legally Blonde, which will premiere in 2025.

Wearing a hot pink suit and pale pink stilettos (because whoever said orange was the new pink was seriously disturbed), Witherspoon shared details on her social media channels.

The TV series will follow her character, Elle Woods, as a schoolgirl in the 1990s, before the events of Legally Blonde and its 2003 sequel.

In a video shared on Instagram, Witherspoon can be seen getting dressed and applying pink lipstick before brandishing a “top secret” scented script ahead of an Amazon Prime Video presentation to advertisers – soundtracked by Perfect Day, one of the songs from the film.

Elle Woods’ Legally Blonde life lessons

On the Bend and Snap flirting technique: “In my experience, it has a 98% success rate of getting a man’s attention, and when used appropriately it has an 83% rate of return on a dinner invitation.”

On how knowing about hair can win you a court case: “The rules of hair care are simple and finite. Any Cosmo girl would have known.”

On being comfortable using legal jargon in every day life – for example, when responding to an unsolicited wolf whistle: “I object!”

On not judging a book by its cover: “Remember that first impressions are not always correct. You must always have faith in people. And most importantly, you must always have faith in yourself.”

On not needing a man: “If I’m gonna be partner in a law firm by the time I’m 30, I’m going to need a boyfriend who’s not such a complete bonehead.”

On how to fight for your right to a chafe-free existence: “It has come to my attention that the maintenance staff is switching our toilet paper from Charmin… to generic. All those opposed to chafing, please say ‘Aye’.”

And on why perfume is good for your CV: “I think it gives it a little something extra.”

“Before she became the most famous Gemini vegetarian to graduate from Harvard Law, she was just a regular ’90s high school girl,” Witherspoon wrote. “And all of you are going to get to know her, next year on @primevideo. I’M SO EXCITED!”

Witherspoon will serve as an executive producer on the Prime Video series, which will be called Elle.

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Reese Witherspoon attends the 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., January 7, 2024. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Reese Witherspoon at the Golden Globes in January this year. Pic: Reuters

Legally Blonde followed sorority girl Elle Woods as she surprised friends, family and teachers by gaining admittance to Harvard Law School – in pursuit of a boyfriend who had broken up with her.

But during her studies, she showed she had the makings of a highly capable – and murder-trial-winning – lawyer.

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Elle will be produced by Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine company, which is now a part of Candle Media, and was previously responsible for shows including Daisy Jones And The Six.

Details of casting are yet to be released.


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