For those who are worried about whether Legally blonde 3 will live up to the iconic original – don’t worry! According to Mindy Kaling, who is currently writing the script with Brooklyn Nine-Nine creator Dan Goor.
In an interview with Access, Office alum offered some details on the upcoming romantic comedy episode. “I love the franchise so much,” Kaling said. “I love Elle Woods as a character and when Reese asked me to write it I was like, ‘Absolutely!’ “
Kaling added that she can’t wait for people to see Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods at 40 compared to how she was 21. She said it was “really fun” to imagine.
As for when we can expect to see the movie, fans will have to be patient because, well, we’re in a pandemic and filming has been a challenge. Kaling said, “I don’t know when we’ll be able to shoot movies again, but that would be great, if Reese likes the script, shooting it this year would be great.
Based on Kaling’s excitement and love for romantic comedies, Legally blonde 3 seems to be in good hands. Since she’s such a fan of the original, we can certainly expect a few nods to Elle’s origin story – including the memorable “bend and snap”.
“Bend and Snap is forever,” Kaling admitted. “We certainly have a lot of favorite fans from the original film.”