There’s been a flood of sequels lately, including many for films at least a decade old if not two or three decades removed from their progenitor. At this point it seems anything could come back.
Actress and producer Reese Witherspoon is well aware of this and has considered follow-ups to two of her more iconic roles in the “Legally Blonde” films and the rom-com “Sweet Home Alabama”.
Last year Witherspoon expressed a definite keenness to be back as Elle Woods in another ‘Blonde’ film but nothing was happening at that point. She also indicated various writers over the years have come up with different ideas for it, and she even floated the idea of Elle Woods becoming a Supreme Court Justice.
This week she told Movieweb that there appears to be at least some movement: “[Legally Blonde] was really fun. A lot of people have asked me if we’re going to make another Legally Blonde, and we’re thinking about it.”
In a Facebook chat the other day she added: “[Picking a favorite movie] is like picking your favorite kid. But…I loved making Legally Blonde, because I love pink! It was really fun! I got to wear all the amazing costumes. I also got to work with a dog every day…I’m obsessed with dogs. I love dogs! [Bruiser] was just really sweet! I miss him, I really do.”
As part of the same chat, she was also asked about the chances of a follow-up to 2002’s “Sweet Home Alabama” with Witherspoon as a New York fashion designer who must contend with her former life as a redneck: “We are not making a [Sweet Home Alabama] sequel that I know of. But if Disney wants to make a sequel, they can just call me: I would happily make Sweet Home Alabama 2.”
Witherspoon was last seen in the comedy “Hot Pursuit” and will next be seen in “Wish List” about a thirty-something career woman whose life drastically changes when a coin she threw in a magic fountain as a girl finally reaches the bottom.