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Legally Blonde 3 Is Actually, Really Happening

What, like it's hard (to make a trilogy)?
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It's been almost 18 years since Legally Blonde first hit theaters. In that time, Elle Woods's pink-hued tenacity has been cemented into our pop cultural canon—so much so, that at any point, someone could drop a "Whoever said orange was the new pink was seriously disturbed!" or a "Happy people just don't shoot their husbands," and everyone would be in on the joke.

There was the 2003 sequel, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White, and Blonde, and of course the 2007 musical, but in recent years, there hasn't been any Elle Woods content to inspire us. Until now.

Reese Witherspoon, bless her, has been keeping fans apprised of every development on Legally Blonde 3. Here's what we know about the long-awaited threequel.


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Witherspoon as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde

FANS HAVE BEEN HEARING A LOT ABOUT IT LATELY.

Elle Woods is "a very beloved character," Witherspoon explained to ET at the recent Big Little Lies premiere. "You just want her to go on a hero's journey like she does in the first movie, and I'm having a great time working on it."

She added that there is "a script, but we haven't shot anything." It's believed that the writers behind the original movie, Kirsten "Kiwi" Smith and Karen McCullah, are also working on Legally Blonde 3.

That's a big step forward from "Well, we’re meeting about it. We’re definitely talking about it"—Witherspoon's response earlier in May, when Ellen DeGeneres asked about the project.

WITHERSPOON FIRST CONFIRMED THE NEWS IN AN UNFORGETTABLE INSTAGRAM POST.

Last summer, the actress posted a video of herself in her best sparkly pink bikini, reclining on a pool float—in short, a spot-on recreation of Woods's infamous Harvard Law application video. "It’s true... #LegallyBlonde3," she wrote.

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It’s true... #LegallyBlonde3

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THERE'S AN ACTUAL PREMIERE DATE.

Despite Witherspoon's hints that the movie was indeed happening, many Legally Blonde fans didn't let themselves believe the trilogy would ever be completed—until MGM confirmed that the film was slated for February 14, 2020.

Pull out your fuzzy pink pens, and mark next Valentine's Day in your planner.

*This article originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com

*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors

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