- Jennifer Coolidge has revealed in a new interview that she wants to do “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 had enough of rehashing her iconic Fourth of July joke from the second film.
Jennifer Coolidge stole the show as Elle Woods’ hot dog-obsessed best friend Paulette in the first two ‘Legally Blonde’ movies, and the ‘White Lotus’ star says she wants to do the third film as soon as possible in order to give fans a new joke to reference.
“I get thousands and thousands of texts and videos from people doing the 4th of July thing,” Coolidge revealed during a recent appearance on SiriusXM’s “The Jess Cagle Show.” “Men, women, these TikTokers and a lot of drag queens are sending me these funny videos.”
In a scene from the second “Legally Blonde”, Paulette observes that Elle’s patriotic outfit reminds her of the 4th of July – and later admits that she’s craving a “really bad” hot dog. The hilarious and quirky line has since become a fan favorite.
And while Coolidge said she was flattered by the people recreating the scene, the actress told Cagle she was ready to move on and have a new shtick.
“I feel like if we did a ‘Legally Blonde 3,’ I would have something else. It could be maybe another vacation that we could enjoy,” Coolidge said.
“I really felt like this year, I was like okay, okay. I really did that 4th of July thing and I’m going to have to push Reese to do it this year because I won’t make it,” the “Best in Show” actress continued. “I won’t, I can’t do it. I can’t do it next year. I can’t. 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 Elle, a brilliant obsessed law student by Pink, and Luke Wilson.
“Legally Blonde 3,” which will be co-written by Mindy Kaling, has reportedly stalled for the past few years. Originally confirmed in 2018, the film was later pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Witherspoon revealed in a recent interview with USA Today that she’s still waiting for the third film to “come together in the right way.”
“I feel like these characters are my friends, so I protect them. I would never do the mediocre, mediocre version of their story,” she said.