Mindy Kaling gives an update on Legally Blonde 3: 'We wrote Elle Woods at 40'

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Reese Witherspoon films a scene on the set of Legally Blonde in October 2000.
Reese Witherspoon films a scene on the set of Legally Blonde in October 2000.
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  • Mindy Kaling says Legally Blonde 3 will see Elle Woods in her 40s.
  • The Office alum is writing the script for the third film alongside Dan Ghoor, while Reese Witherspoon reprises the iconic role.
  • The film is scheduled for release in 2022, and Mindy Kaling says she "can't wait" for fans to see it.


We've got an update on Legally Blonde 3!

The film, which will see Reese Witherspoon reprise her role as Elle Woods and Mindy Kaling and Dan Ghoor writing the script, will be released in 2022, Channel24 reported in September.

Now, Mindy herself is dishing on Elle's next chapter, which will see the iconic character in her 40s.

In an interview with Access Hollywood the actor said: "So, I'm writing it with my friend Dan Goor, who created Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and I just, I love the franchise so much.

"I love Elle Woods as a character, and when Reese asked me to write it I was like, 'Absolutely!'"

She added: "I can't wait to see what people will think of the way we wrote Elle Woods. We wrote Elle Woods at 40, so how Elle is at 40 versus how she was at 21 has been really fun to imagine.

"I don't know when we'll be able to shoot movies again, but it would be great to, if Reese likes the script, shooting it this year would be awesome.

When Access' Kit Hoover asked Mindy if fans can expect references to the first two films, Mindy had the best response. "Bend and Snap is forever," she said. 

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