Actress Selma Blair says she is hoping to appear in “Legally Blonde 3.” Released in 2001, the original “Legally Blonde” starred Reece Witherspoon as Elle Woods, a California sorority president turned Harvard Law student. The 2003 sequel “Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde” ended with Elle setting her sights on the White House. In this interview with Evan Ross Katz, Blair (who played Vivian Kensington — Elle’s romantic rival turned friend — in the classic comedy) opened up about reprising her role for the latest installment of the franchise.
Actress Reese Witherspoon, who is also known for her work in films like “Cruel Intentions” and “Hellboy,” announced that a third installment of the Legally Blonde franchise is in the works. She tweeted a clip of herself in the character’s trademark pink bikini, floating on a lilo in a swimming pool. The caption simply read: “It’s true… #LegallyBlonde3.” Mindy Kaling, who is writing the screenplay along with “Parks and Recreation” alumnus Dan Goor, told TODAY last month that the forthcoming sequel will focus on an upbeat, pink-loving Woods in the present day.
The release date for the film Vivian has now been pushed back indefinitely. The film adaptation of the book by Rupi Kaur was originally supposed to come out in May 2022. Since then, it has been delayed several times. It will be a huge win for writer and actress Lakeitha Blair if she can eventually get the film made. Blair has multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is a disease that affects the brain and spinal cord, causing vision problems, arm or leg movement issues and balance problems. “There is a movement happening and the entertainment industry needs to be a part of this cultural shift,” Blair wrote in Variety. “Everyone benefits from accessibility because it opens up work to a wider, more diverse audience.”