Jennifer Coolidge revealed some interesting facts about the upcoming ‘Legally Blonde 3’. The star also revealed where she hopes Elle & Paulette’s stories to be. Elle Woods is returning to the big screen and she’s going to need her number one lady, Paulette, by her side.
Jennifer Coolidge is the one who portrayed the beautiful Paulette Bonafonté Parcelle in the 2001 and 2003 Legally Blonde films. She spoke to HollywoodLife.com in an interview at the Gotham Awards on November 29. She revealed what she knows about Mindy Kaling‘s upcoming Legally Blonde 3.
“I know that Mindy just finished the script and all that but I don’t know when it’s filming, I don’t even know if I’m really in it,” she added. “I hope I am!.” The White Lotus star revealed that she “DM’d Reese Witherspoon and told her, ‘I want to be in it.’” “I said hopefully Paulette and Elle will be on the run. I don’t know though, she didn’t respond!” Jennifer added.
According to Deadline’s report in May 2020, the movie was signaled as green and Reese Witherspoon would be reprising her role as our favorite Gemini vegetarian Harvard Law grad, Elle Woods. Mindy Kaling wrote the script, alongside Dan Goor. She shared the news on Instagram at the time, writing, “Elle Woods is so iconic, proving you can be girly and smart at the same time. Bend and snap people!.”
During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live, Mindy told Andy Cohen that Jennifer Coolidge is “1,000 percent” going to make an appearance in the film as Paulette. In November 2021, Mindy said that she was “still working on the script,” while chatting with Extra.
“Reese is super busy. I just want to deliver something that is awesome, so we’re taking our time,” she said, and shared her thoughts on Elle’s current life. “I’m always fascinated to see where Elle would be in 2021 with all the political movements that have happened. I think she’s, like, married to Emmett [and] they have a nice family going on.”
The actress was nominated in the Outstanding Performance in a New Series category. She was nominated for her performance as the troubled yet kind-hearted Tanya McQuoid in the HBO series The White Lotus.