Jennifer Coolidge Says She’ll Insist Reese Witherspoon Make ‘Legally Blonde 3’ ASAP Because She’s Tired of Repeating the Same Fourth of July Joke

Jennifer Coolidge poses on the red carpet in a black long sleeve dress.

Jennifer Coolidge in 2021.Udo Salters/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

  • Jennifer Coolidge revealed in a new interview that she wants to make “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 tired of repeating her iconic Fourth of July prank from the second film.

Jennifer Coolidge stole the show as Paulette, Elle Woods’ hot dog-obsessed best friend, in the first two “Legally Blonde” movies, and the “White Lotus” star said she wanted to make the third movie ASAP to give fans a new joke to refer to.

“I get thousands upon 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 remarks that Elle’s patriotic outfit reminds her of Fourth of July — then admits she’s “very much” craving a hot dog. The hilariously offbeat line has since become a fan favorite.

And while Coolidge said she’s flattered by the people recreating the scene, the actress told Cagle she’s ready to move on and get another shtick.

“I feel like if we did a ‘Legally Blonde 3’ I would have something different. It might just be another vacation that we can take advantage of,” Coolidge said.

“I really felt like I was okay this year, okay. I really did this July 4th thing and I have to push Reese that we make it this year because I’m not going to make it.” Best in Show” actress. “I’m not going, I can’t. I can’t do it next year. I can’t. You know what I mean? I need new material.”

The first two movies — “Legally Blonde”, released in 2001and “Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde,” released in 2003 – starring Coolidge, Reese Witherspoon as the brilliant pink-obsessed law student Elle and Luke Wilson.

“Legally Blonde 3”, which will be co-written by Mindy Kaling, has reportedly stalled in development in recent years. Originally confirmed in 2018, the film was later pushed 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 “get together the right way.”

“I feel like these characters are my friends, so I protect them. I would never make the substandard, mediocre version of their story,” she says. said.

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