- Jennifer Coolidge revealed in a new interview that she wants to make “Legally Blonde 3” as soon as possible.
- “I need new material,” the “White Lotus” star said during an appearance on SiriusXM’s “The Jess Cagle Show.”
- According to Coolidge, she’s tired of repeating the iconic Fourth of July joke from the second film.
Jennifer Coolidge stole the show as Paulette, Elle Woods’ hot dog-obsessed best friend, in the first two “Legally Blonde” movies, and the “White Lotus” star said she wants to make the third movie as soon as possible for give fans a new joke to reference.
“I get thousands of texts and videos of people doing the Fourth of July,” Coolidge revealed during a recent appearance on SiriusXM’s “The Jess Cagle Show.” “Men, women, these TikTokers and lots of drag queens send me these funny videos.”
In a scene from the second “Legally Blonde,” Paulette remarks that Elle’s patriotic outfit reminds her of the Fourth of July — and then admits she’s craving a hot dog “really bad.” The hilariously stylish series has since become a fan favorite.
And while Coolidge said she’s flattered by people recreating the scene, the actress told Cagle she’s ready to move on and get a new shtick.
“I feel like if we did a ‘Legally Blonde 3,’ I would have had something else. Maybe it would have been some other vacation that we could have taken advantage of,” Coolidge said.
“I really felt like this year I was OK, OK. I’ve actually done this 4th of July thing and I’m going to have to insist to Reese that we make it this year because I’m not going to make it. ” the “Best in Show” actress continued. “I won’t do it, I can’t do it. I can’t do it next year. I can not. You know what I mean; I need new material.”
The first two films — “Legally Blonde,” released in 2001, and “Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde,” released in 2003 — starred Coolidge, Reese Witherspoon as the brilliant, pink-obsessed law student Elle, and Luke Wilson.
Mindy Kaling’s ‘Legally Blonde 3’ has reportedly stalled in development for the past few years. Originally confirmed in 2018, the film was later pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Witherspoon he revealed in a recent interview with USA Today that he is still waiting for the third film to “meet the right way”.
“I feel like these characters are my friends, so I protect them. I would never do the inferior, mediocre version of their story,” he said. he said.