It has officially been 20 years since we first did the bend and snap! Reese Witherspoon took to Instagram on Tuesday July,13 to celebrate Legally Blonde's twentieth anniversary with a bunch of never before seen snaps from the making of the film.
The 45-year old star shared multiple pictures from the 2001 smash hit along with a nostalgic caption that read "Omigod you guys ….#LegallyBlonde premiered 20 years ago TODAY! Time flies when you're busy using legal jargon in your every day life." she stated.
"😆 But truly... playing Elle Woods was the role of a life time and I'm so honored to have been a part of sharing her story with you all. Every meme, graduation cap, musical number, halloween costume and bend & snap has brought me so much JOY over these past two decades! 💕 I wonder... what will Elle do next?" the Hollywood veteran said.
Her cheeky tease comes as there have been rumors for years that there will be a third Legally Blonde film. As OK! previously reported back in October of 2020, MGM studios announced that Legally Blonde 3 would be coming in May of 2022 with Witherspoon reprising her iconic role. Details have been extremely hush hush.
The carousel of photos included a picture of Elle Woods in her signature pink dress holding tight to her infamous chihuahua Bruiser Woods, along with never before scene snap of Elle and Emmett (played by Luke Wilson) sharing a smooch on the steps of the courthouse. In another, the Delta Nu member along with Vivian Kensington, played by Selma Blair and rocking a bleach blonde wig, are pictured in a scene that is not featured in the original film.
Some of the never before scene photos appear to be from sequences that did not make the original cut. Back in 2018, the film's co-writers Kirsten "Kiwi" Smith and Karen McCullah revealed that the film had somewhat of a different ending. They explained to Entertainment Weekly, "Originally it ended at the courthouse right after the trial. Everyone was congratulating Elle, and Emmett [Luke Wilson] came up and gave her a big kiss."
"Then there was a tag where it was a year in the future and she and Vivian, who was now blonde, had started the Blonde Legal Defense Fund and they were in the quad handing out pamphlets," the writers explained. Apparently when the producers got the movie in front of test audiences, they wanted to see more of the Harvard grad's personal success and less of the love story between Elle and Emmett.
Legally Blonde first premiered back in 2001 and followed the story of Elle Woods, a bubbly blonde sorority girl who upon getting dumped by her boyfriend, follows him to Harvard to win him back. But in the end, she ends up finding her true self and becoming a killer attorney. The hit film spawned a 2003 sequel, a hit Broadway musical and grossed $141 million worldwide.