In this ‘oral history’ of Legally Blonde, The New York Times spoke to some of the cast (including Jennifer Coolidge, Jessica Cauffiel and Matthew Davis) about the film to mark its 20th anniversary. Although Reese wasn’t involved in the discussion, it does have some really interesting trivia on the film:
‘Legally Blonde’ Oral History: From Raunchy Script to Feminist Classic
Along the way, adult zingers were edited out, Jennifer Coolidge struggled with the “bend and snap” and the ending was changed at least three times.
In 2001, Reese Witherspoon was already on her way to becoming a household name. But it would be the feminist masterpiece “Legally Blonde” that would cement her status as a Hollywood star.
Adapted from the novel of the same name by Amanda Brown, “Legally Blonde” follows Elle Woods (Witherspoon) from ditsy, sorority socialite to first-year law student in an effort to win back her ex-boyfriend Warner (Matthew Davis). But what transpires next surprises everyone, including herself: The perky blonde with a tiny Chihuahua named Bruiser and a flair for pink discovers she is actually cut out for the courtroom.
It’s been 20 years since Elle, against all odds, got into Harvard Law, fended off a professor’s advances and came to the legal defense of a sorority alumna. She remains an emblem for challenging stereotypes and embracing female empowerment in the face of misogyny. By refuting the “dumb blonde” trope, Elle has become beloved for her sincerity and her insistence on unapologetically being herself.
In 2021, “Legally Blonde” is more relevant than ever. Years before the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, the Robert Luketic-directed comedy tackled workplace sexual misconduct and power dynamics. High-profile fans like Ariana Grande and Kim Kardashian (who each paid homage to it in videos) have stoked its legacy, as has a 2003 sequel (and a third movie due next year), as well as a Broadway adaptation.Continue reading this entry »
The first trailer for Sing 2 was released last week! We get a sneak peek of new characters in the animated musical, alongside our old favorites including Reese as Rosita the pig. The synposis of the film can be read below along with links to the official site and social media pages, and the new character poster will be uploaded to our Gallery asap. The film hits US cinemas on December 22nd.
Reese is on the cover of the Summer issue of Interview magazine! This is a fun magazine and it’s nice to see Reese back on the cover of it – her last one was December 2005! In this issue, Reese and actress/producer Tracee Ellis Ross talk about Reese’s business, women in business/power/entertainment, Wild, being everyone’s best friend, coffee, cocktails and Reese’s adult children. It’s accompanied by a fantastic new photoshoot. Find the photoshoot and cover in our Gallery, and read the interview at InterviewMagazine.com. We’ll hopefully be able to find scans for you soon…
“I’m passionate about what I do. I love making movies and television shows. I feel so lucky when I stand on set, and years of experience have stacked together to create this time in my life where I can really add, and I can really listen, and I can really be a problem solver, and I can always make something better. That’s such a great feeling. To feel purposeful and useful at work. I also love making people’s lives a tiny bit easier, whether you provide something that’s a reprieve from their daily life, whether it’s a smile you put on their face.”
The first full teaser trailer for The Morning Show Season 2 was released yesterday! The new season will premiere on AppleTV+ on September 17th. AppleTV+ have also recently released a ‘Summer 2021 & Beyond’ teaser trailer that showcases some of their upcoming shows – watch that further down this post. We have screencaptures and the first still from the new season in our Gallery:
• The Morning Show > Season 2
The Friends: The Reunion TV special premiered on Thursday, and as expected Reese was one of the ‘guest stars’. She wasn’t there in person unfortunately – she’d taped a short snippet talking about what she enjoyed about the show. Reese said one of the most exciting things for her on the show was Joey saying his iconic “how you doin'” line to her, and she also talked about her disbelief when she was offered the role of Jill Green, and how great each of the characters were individually as well as together. Her enthusiasm for the show was clear, and it was great seeing her take part in this special! The whole show is well worth a watch 🙂 We haven’t been able to find a clip of Reese’s segment yet (we’ll keep looking) but Entertainment Tonight had a feature on the guest stars on the reunion, which includes a snippet from Reese. We do have HD screencaptures in our Gallery from the special:
Reese will be making an appearance in the upcoming Friends reunion special!
‘Friends’ Reunion Special at HBO Max to Premiere in May, Drops First Teaser
The long-delayed “Friends” reunion special at HBO Max will finally be there for you, with the streamer announcing the official premiere date.
“Friends: The Reunion” will debut on HBO Max on May 27. In addition, HBO Max debuted the first teaser trailer for the special, which can be viewed above.
“Friends: The Reunion” will now debut on the one year anniversary of the launch of HBO Max and exactly one year after it was originally supposed to air. However, the special was delayed multiple times due to the production shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. It was originally set to film in February 2020 but was only able to begin filming in April.
It will feature Friends” stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer as they return to the iconic comedy’s original soundstage, Stage 24, on the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank for an celebration of the beloved show. Sources close to the project told Variety last year that each of the six stars would receive at least $2.5 million for participating in the special.
It will also feature guest stars including: David Beckham, Justin Bieber, BTS, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Lady Gaga, Elliott Gould, Kit Harington, Larry Hankin, Mindy Kaling, Thomas Lennon, Christina Pickles, Tom Selleck, James Michael Tyler, Maggie Wheeler, Reese Witherspoon and Malala Yousafzai.Continue reading this entry »
What a life this woman has lived! ☀️
Julianna Margulies is my new co- star on The Morning Show and now I can safely say, a dear friend! 😁 So I was thrilled to hear that she shared her fascinating life in a new memoir. Join us as we discuss many topics including:
-her international childhood
-her early career woes
-how she learned to leave situations that no longer served her
-how George Clooney gave her some of the best news of her life!
Check it out! #sunshinegirl
Every year, Time magazine release their ‘Time100’ list which highlights the most influential people out there, and this year, they are launching an additional list of Most Influential Companies – which includes Reese’s Hello Sunshine! Reese graces the cover of the magazine with a new photoshoot, and talks about building the company in the detailed interview inside. Read the interview below, find scans and the photoshoot in the Gallery, and see the behind the scenes interview in this post. Pick up a copy of Time on news-stands now!
You can buy art prints of the cover here.
Reese Witherspoon, 45, has transformed her role in Hollywood from movie star to business leader—and maker of her own fortune. After rising as a child actor, she shot to household-name status for 2001’s Legally Blonde, going on to win an Oscar in 2006 for Walk the Line. But even after those triumphs, for a time she struggled to find satisfying roles in Hollywood, where women’s stories have long been sidelined. She discovered a way to change that in a lifelong love: books. Celebrating books through her book club—and adapting them for the screen—is now the foundation of Witherspoon’s business at Hello Sunshine, the media company she founded in 2016, where she’s established a track record for spotting, and making, hits.