Actress Selma Blair has said she would like to appear in a third installment “Legally Blonde 3 of the “Legally Blonde” movie franchise. Released in 2001, the original film starred Reece Witherspoon as Elle Woods, a California sorority president turned Harvard Law student. The 2003 sequel “Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde” ended with Elle setting her sights on the White House. Blair played Vivian Kensington — Elle’s romantic rival turned friend — in the classic comedy. She recently appeared on Evan Ross Katz’s podcast, “Shut Up Evan,” and opened up about reprising her role during an appearance on Katz’s podcast.
Actress Reese Witherspoon, known for her work in films like “Cruel Intentions” and “Legally Blonde,” confirmed that the third installment of the film franchise is in the works. The Oscar-winning actress tweeted a clip of herself in the character’s trademark pink bikini, floating on a lilo in a swimming pool. The caption simply read: “It’s true… #LegallyBlonde3.” Mindy Kaling, who is writing the screenplay along with “Parks and Recreation” alum Dan Goor, told TODAY last month that the forthcoming sequel will focus on Woods in present day.
Blair has become an advocate for increasing the visibility of people with disabilities in Hollywood since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2018. The disease affects the brain and spinal cord and leads to problems with vision, arm or leg movement, sensation or balance. “There is a movement happening and the entertainment industry needs to be a part of this cultural shift,” she wrote in a column for Variety, published Tuesday. “Everyone benefits from accessibility because it opens up work to a wider, more diverse audience.”