Legally Blonde Turns 20! See Reese Witherspoon's Funny Tribute


| LAST UPDATE 07/15/2021

By Scarlett Adler
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"What, like it's hard?" It's already been 20 years since we watched Reese Witherspoon give us endorphins (which make you happy, by the way) during her time as Elle Woods. Have a look at how the Legally Blonde star rang in the comedy's major milestone on our feeds...

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"Omigod you guys... #LegallyBlonde premiered 20 years ago TODAY!" the actress gushed on Instagram on July 13. That's right. Are you also surprised to hear it's been that long? Then again, "Time flies when you're busy using legal jargon in your every day life," as Witherspoon herself put it. I object!

But after sharing some backstage shots from her time at Harvard Law - including the making of the bend-and-snap (which works every time!) - the actress took a moment to share some heartfelt appreciation. "But truly... playing Elle Woods was the role of a life time," Reese continued. "I'm so honored to have been a part of sharing her story with you all."

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Of course, we couldn't agree more. From learning the first cardinal rule of perm maintenance to laughing (a whole lot) in the process, Elle Woods' journey from Delta Nu to dominating the courtrooms was certainly one for the books.

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But the former sorority queen isn’t the only one who took to Instagram to celebrate the exciting milestone. Of course, we’re talking about Selma Blair (or should we say, “the frigid b****”), who also shared throwback pictures from her time as Vivian Kensington. That is, when she wasn’t “too busy hanging out with Matt Davis talking in my trailer, or watching Reese work,” as the actress reflected.

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Safe to say, no matter how much time passes, the coming-of-age comedy will always have a special place in our hearts - and clearly Vivian's as well. "I made lifetime friends... Making Elle Woods. I love you all," Blair gushed. And on that note, excuse us while we bend-and-snap our way down memory lane with these behind-the-scenes secrets from the hit comedy...