Reese Witherspoon explains Legally Blonde's alternate ending in new photos

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Photo credit: Stefanie Keenan / Contributor - Getty Images
Photo credit: Stefanie Keenan / Contributor - Getty Images

Legally Blonde aired 20 years ago, and to celebrate, Elle Woods herself – Reese Witherspoon – has posted some pictures on her Instagram showing the alternate ending.

It was revealed that originally the movie ended at the courthouse and it was a lot less about Elle being a kick-ass lawyer and more about her getting a boyfriend out of the whole thing.

Back in 2018, co-writer Karen McCullah explained to Entertainment Weekly what happened after the big trial.

Photo credit: MGM Studios  - Instagram
Photo credit: MGM Studios - Instagram

"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."

Thankfully it wasn't well received and a new, fabulous ending was shot, with actual photo proof – showing a big smooch and a very blonde Vivian.

"Omigod you guys ….#LegallyBlonde premiered 20 years ago TODAY! Time flies when you're busy using legal jargon in your everyday life.

Photo credit: MGM Studios  - Instagram
Photo credit: MGM Studios - Instagram

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"But truly... playing Elle Woods was the role of a lifetime 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?"

Well we'll be finding out soon enough as the sequel is on its way.

MGM announced late last year that Legally Blonde 3 will officially be hitting cinemas in May 2022, with Witherspoon returning as Elle Woods.


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