Margot Robbie studied Legally Blonde’s Elle Woods to prepare for Bombshell role

Margot Robbie studied Reese Witherspoon’s character from Legally Blonde to prepare for her role in Bombshell.The 29-year-old Australian actress plays the young and enthusiastic Fox News staffer Kayla Pospisil in the new movie, who is a composite charac…

Margot Robbie studied Reese Witherspoon’s character from Legally Blonde to prepare for her role in Bombshell.

The 29-year-old Australian actress plays the young and enthusiastic Fox News staffer Kayla Pospisil in the new movie, who is a composite character created by screenwriter Charles Randolph to highlight the widespread sexual harassment and abuse conducted by late network chief Roger Ailes.

Margot told Variety that she struggled to understand the conservative character, but was inspired by Reese as Elle Woods from the 2001 comedy, as she was “incredibly smart” but “underestimated because of their looks”, just like Kayla.

“Every day, I’d do the monologue from Legally Blonde,” she added.

The Oscar-nominated actress also did some secret social media sleuthing to further understand her character’s political leanings, and created a fake Twitter account to work out what motivates “young millennial conservative girls”.

“I didn’t understand her to begin with,” she explained to Variety. “But my process is to do a ton of research, consider every single option, know every single situation, scenario, thought and motivation inside and out, so I can step onto set and then let it all go.”

Margot revealed she was urged by Bombshell director Jay Roach to watch footage of Katherine Harris, Florida’s former secretary of state, to perfect her dialect in the movie. The Republican politician became famous during the aftermath of the George W. Bush v. Al Gore presidential election of 2000, and was also played by Laura Dern in Roach’s HBO movie Recount back in 2008.

“I just love the sounds of her vowels – they’re incredible,” Margot shared.

Bombshell, which also stars Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman, is in cinemas now.

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Kim Kardashian cleared Legally Blonde costume with Reese Witherspoon first

Kim Kardashian asked for Reese Witherspoon’s approval before wearing her Legally Blonde-inspired look for Halloween.The reality TV star is following in her late attorney father Robert Kardashian’s footsteps by training to become a lawyer, and last Thur…

Kim Kardashian asked for Reese Witherspoon’s approval before wearing her Legally Blonde-inspired look for Halloween.

The reality TV star is following in her late attorney father Robert Kardashian’s footsteps by training to become a lawyer, and last Thursday, decided to transform into Witherspoon’s bubbly sorority girl-turned-Harvard Law School student character Elle Woods for a bash.

Sharing several snaps on her Instagram page, Kardashian donned a pink dress and blonde wig, and also uploaded a video showing her parodying Woods’s famous Harvard admissions video essay.

The look was met with acclaim from fans, as well as Witherspoon, who commented, “Elle Woods forever,” adding the 100 emoji.

And speaking to Entertainment Tonight Canada, Witherspoon revealed Kardashian actually reached out to her for her blessing before debuting the costume.

“She actually wrote me and said, ‘I’m gonna do it.’ And I was like ‘Go for it!'” The Morning Show actress said. “It turned out great. She did a great job.”

“I’m impressed with that!” her co-star in the Apple TV+ series, Jennifer Aniston, added.

Aniston hadn’t yet seen the clip, but after her pal gushed over the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star’s project, she enthused: “That’s incredible, you have to show me that!”

Meanwhile, a third Legally Blonde movie is currently in the works, with Witherspoon hoping co-stars Jennifer Coolidge, Luke Wilson and Selma Blair will return for the flick.

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Reese Witherspoon hoping to reunite with familiar faces for Legally Blonde 3

Reese Witherspoon is hoping to reunite with her original Legally Blonde castmates on the upcoming third movie in the popular franchise.The actress will reprise her role as Elle Woods, a naive sorority girl who tries to win back her ex-boyfriend by enro…

Reese Witherspoon is hoping to reunite with her original Legally Blonde castmates on the upcoming third movie in the popular franchise.

The actress will reprise her role as Elle Woods, a naive sorority girl who tries to win back her ex-boyfriend by enrolling into Harvard Law School, in the reboot.

Reese’s flick will follow on from the 2001 original and its 2003 sequel, and a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, she speculated over which fan favourites may return for the feature.

“It’s just a development project right now, so we’ll see,” she told reporters at a screening of her new Apple TV+ series The Morning Show at the Paley Center in New York on Tuesday.

“I love Jennifer Coolidge and Luke Wilson and Selma Blair and so there’s so many great characters that people love,” Reese continued, naming Elle’s onscreen pal Paulette, her boyfriend, Emmett, and on/off friend Vivian, respectively.

She added: “If we end up doing it, hopefully they end up all being there.”

Earlier this year, Reese revealed during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that she was still working on the project.

“We’re definitely talking about it…,” the 43-year-old said. “I mean it’s sort of about women being underestimated and I think it’s a good idea… Things have changed, but not that much has changed! I love playing that character. She’s so amazing.”

MGM executives previously indicated they are looking to release the third instalment in May 2020.

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Reese Witherspoon cried for three days after losing dream role

Reese Witherspoon was once so upset after losing out on a role, she cried “ugly tears” for three days. The 43-year-old shared the emotional story in a heartfelt Instagram post on Tuesday, telling her millions of followers that despite all the success …

Reese Witherspoon was once so upset after losing out on a role, she cried “ugly tears” for three days.

The 43-year-old shared the emotional story in a heartfelt Instagram post on Tuesday, telling her millions of followers that despite all the success she’s had, there are still roles she wishes she could have played.

“When I first started as an actor, I went on an audition for a part that I wanted more than ANYTHING,” she wrote. “This was an incredible movie with a huge male movie star as the lead. I had three callbacks, then a screen test and one day my agent called and said, ‘You didn’t get the part, the lead actor liked working with the other actress more.’

“Oh boy, did I cry. Ugly tears. For 3 whole days.”

The Legally Blonde star also revealed casting agents frequently shot her down for parts she was desperate to get.

“Over the years, I lost as many parts as I got,” the actress added. “I was always considered TOO something. Too short. Too feisty. Too energetic. I once got told I seemed too smart to play a young female character. I’m not gonna lie, sometimes all the rejection would hurt my feelings, I would take it personally. I definitely cried in the shower a lot in my twenties.”

But the Oscar winner’s low points have made her tougher and stronger.

“What I didn’t know then was: rejection teaches you perseverance and how to get tough,” she shared. “And you also learn… not every path is right for you.”

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Reese Witherspoon’s daughter wishes mum had kept pink Legally Blonde look

Reese Witherspoon’s daughter wishes her mum had saved one of her key Legally Blonde looks for her. Ava Phillippe, who is Reese’s daughter from her marriage to actor Ryan Phillippe, became a student at the University of California, Berkeley last year, a…

Reese Witherspoon’s daughter wishes her mum had saved one of her key Legally Blonde looks for her.

Ava Phillippe, who is Reese’s daughter from her marriage to actor Ryan Phillippe, became a student at the University of California, Berkeley last year, and now she has teamed up with Amazon bosses to rave about life at college as part of the company’s Off to College campaign.

As part of the collaboration, Ava sat down with editors at U.S. InStyle to discuss her decorating preferences as well as the clothing she gravitates towards as a co-ed.

Showing off her room in a filmed segment, the influencer says, “I’m absolutely obsessed with my cotton Calvin Klein duvet from Amazon’s Off to College storefront. It’s like laying on your favourite T-shirt while studying!”

Of course, the discussion over higher education led to talk of one her mum’s most famous film roles, in 2001’s Legally Blonde, in which she played a Harvard Law student Elle Woods. A fan of the character’s eye-catching style, Ava wishes Reese still had Elle’s signature pink ensemble.

“There is a pink halter dress my mom wore on a date in Legally Blonde that I think is so fun and cute,” the 19-year-old reveals. “All the outfits from that movie are iconic, but this particular dress is something I could see myself wearing.”

But the outfit doesn’t necessarily fit into the look’s Ava prefers.

“Comfortable and casual. I walk around campus a lot, so it’s become really important for me to make sure that, above all else, my outfit is functional and comfortable – something I wouldn’t mind wearing or walking all day,” she notes.

She also looks to her roomate for inspiration, revealing the two respect one another’s style preferences.

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Reese Witherspoon regrets wearing brown lip liner in the ’90s

Reese Witherspoon regrets wearing brown lip liner with a light-coloured lipstick in the 1990s.The Legally Blonde actress, who made her debut in 1991 film The Man in the Moon, can pull off just about any fashion or beauty trend, though tends to stick wi…

Reese Witherspoon regrets wearing brown lip liner with a light-coloured lipstick in the 1990s.

The Legally Blonde actress, who made her debut in 1991 film The Man in the Moon, can pull off just about any fashion or beauty trend, though tends to stick with a classic look.

However, Reese experimented with the brown lipliner fad made popular by stars like Gwen Stefani and Drew Barrymore at the height of the ’90s, though she now wishes she didn’t follow the crowd.

“I think in the ’90s when we did the thing where you had brown lip liner that was darker than my lipstick – that was an odd beauty moment. For some reason, I just took that one a long way,” she told Refinery29. “We also plucked our eyebrows really severely. I really wish I hadn’t plucked my eyebrows, but thank God they grew back.”

Reese continues to have a big fan of beauty and skincare products, though is now more focused on caring for her complexion.

And while the Elizabeth Arden ambassador genuinely uses the brand’s Retinol Ceramide Capsules, she isn’t afraid to try out drugstore products too.

“(I like to use the cleanser) Cetaphil. I use the face wash, and I travel with it. I like the Revlon eyelash curler; it’s as good as any eyelash curler I’ve ever used. I love drugstore make-up, too. I remember going as a little girl to the drugstore down the street from my grandmother’s house, and I’d spend hours looking at nail polish and lipstick and blush,” the 43-year-old recalled.

Recently, Reese also shared that she looks to her 19-year-old daughter Ava Phillippe for make-up tips as the teenager has become quite the cosmetics whizz, especially when it comes to the application of eyeliner and highlighter.

“If I have to do my make-up for a dinner or something, I’ll be like, ‘Ava, can you fix my eyeshadow? I can’t remember what goes in the crease,’ because she has this intense knowledge about how to shade. It’s crazy,” she smiled.

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Reese Witherspoon updates fans on Legally Blonde 3 progress

Reese Witherspoon drove fans wild when she discussed reprising her role as “amazing” Elle Woods for Legally Blonde 3. In 2001’s Legally Blonde, the actress starred as naive sorority girl Elle, who tries to win back her ex-boyfriend by enrolling into H…

Reese Witherspoon drove fans wild when she discussed reprising her role as “amazing” Elle Woods for Legally Blonde 3.

In 2001’s Legally Blonde, the actress starred as naive sorority girl Elle, who tries to win back her ex-boyfriend by enrolling into Harvard Law School, but goes on to discover her own self-worth and cracks a huge murder case.

It spawned a successful sequel, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde in 2003, and fans of the movies are desperate for Reese to return to her much-loved character.

She confirmed last year that there was a third movie in the works, with her onscreen love Luke Wilson also returning to the franchise.

Now, 16 years after she last appeared onscreen as Elle, the Oscar-winning actress opened up about the plans for Legally Blonde 3 during an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

“We’re meeting about it… I mean, we’re definitely talking about,” she said as the audience whooped and cheered.

“It’s sort of about women being underestimated, and I think it’s a good idea,” Reese said, as Ellen chimed in: “It’s a great idea.”

“Things have changed, but not that much has changed,” Reese explained, referencing the ongoing gender inequality in Hollywood. “I loved playing that character and she’s so amazing. And I mean, if you guys want it, I guess I’ll do it!”

The 43-year-old also chatted about the upcoming second season of her hit HBO show, Big Little Lies, and discussed the new addition to the already star-studded cast – Meryl Streep.

The triple Oscar winner plays Mary Louise Wright, the mother of now-deceased Perry (Alexander Skarsgard), and mother-in-law to his long-suffering wife Celeste, played by Nicole Kidman.

“She is so spooky, and she is mad, she is so mad!” Reese exclaimed. “Maybe I know where it’s going. It’s not going anywhere good!”

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Reese Witherspoon: ‘Prenatal vitamins are the key to luscious locks’

Reese Witherspoon has added prenatal vitamins back into her diet because they are the key to her luscious locks. The Legally Blonde star, a mother of three, reveals she was turned on to the benefits of continuing to take the supplement from a close pa…

Reese Witherspoon has added prenatal vitamins back into her diet because they are the key to her luscious locks.

The Legally Blonde star, a mother of three, reveals she was turned on to the benefits of continuing to take the supplement from a close pal.

“One of my girlfriends told me she takes them even though she’s not pregnant, so now I do, too,” she tells Allure magazine. “It makes my hair look better.”

While prenatals have helped Reese maintain her silky hair, she has started to notice strands of grey, although that aspect of ageing, along with the emergence of wrinkles, don’t actually bother her.

“I have a point of view because I’ve been on this planet for 43 years, and I didn’t feel that same way when I was 25,” she explains. “I didn’t have the same things to say (then). I’m 43 and I’ve had a whole bunch of experiences, and I can speak with a thoughtfulness about the changes I’d like to see in the world, and… I just feel like I earned that grey hair and my fine lines. I like ’em. I so prefer 43 to 25.”

However, that doesn’t mean she will be giving up her regular hair colouring appointments with her longtime stylist Lorri Goddard – even though they are incredibly time-consuming.

“She’s been my colourist for 15 years and has taken me from blonde to red to brown, back to blonde,” the actress shares. “She’s meticulous about the balayage process (colour applied by hand) and puts oil on the roots and tips so they don’t break. But it takes three hours to have my highlights done, no joke.

“I go every seven or eight weeks. I’m starting to get grey around the edges of my hairline. Lorri doesn’t like to call them greys, though. She says they’re ‘hyper-blondes.'”

Another aspect of her beauty routine Reese refuses to skip is good skin care: “I’m very regimented about washing my face at night,” she says. “I wear a lot of makeup for work, so I have a tendency to break out around my chin and nose if I don’t get it all off.”

The star, who has her own lipstick with Elizabeth Arden, adds, “I use the Elizabeth Arden retinol capsules at night. I look more awake in the morning. They also even out the redness in my skin so I don’t have to wear as much foundation.”

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Reese Witherspoon offers comfortable and stylish heels with new shoe line

Reese Witherspoon has unveiled a collection of heels that are both practical and stylish as part of her new shoe line. The footwear collection, available through the Legally Blonde star’s Southern-inspired fashion and lifestyle brand Draper James, c…

Reese Witherspoon has unveiled a collection of heels that are both practical and stylish as part of her new shoe line.

The footwear collection, available through the Legally Blonde star’s Southern-inspired fashion and lifestyle brand Draper James, caters to busy everyday women and offers a range of sandals accessible to a wide variety of customers, ranging from casual to professional.

“This collection is for every woman, especially the woman (like me!) who loves a comfortable heel!” Witherspoon says in a statement to InStyle.

The 42 year old joined forces with M. Gemi, run by Cheryl Kaplan and Maria Gangemi, in order to support another women-run business.

“I love working with other female-led companies and designers,” she shares, “but it is really exciting to launch this during a month celebrating the history of women.

“From our Draper James designer, Kathryn Sukey, to M. Gemi co-founders Cheryl Kaplan and Maria Gangemi, so many strong women were involved in making this collaboration happen and we’re thrilled with how it turned out.”

Among the styles in the capsule are three different designs the blonde beauty craved for her own spring and summer wardrobe.

“Oh, I love shoes! I mean, who doesn’t love an amazing pair of shoes?” she coos. “I think footwear really gives you a chance to add something unexpected to your look and represent your personality…

“The perfect pair of shoes can really make a look. Plus, a bold print always makes me feel pretty and confident.”

The shoe line comes just weeks after Witherspoon partnered with bosses at the wedding planning and registry site Zola on a range of paper goods, including save-the-date invites to thank you notes.

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Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James launches swimwear collection

Reese Witherspoon’s brand Draper James has launched its first-ever swimwear collection.The Legally Blonde actress founded the label in 2015, with her clothing range and accessories channelling her own colourful personal style and Southern roots. Now, W…

Reese Witherspoon’s brand Draper James has launched its first-ever swimwear collection.

The Legally Blonde actress founded the label in 2015, with her clothing range and accessories channelling her own colourful personal style and Southern roots.

Now, Witherspoon is gearing up to make a splash in the swimwear market, having teamed with U.S. company Helen Jon on a new line.

“Our (Draper James) customer has consistently asked for swimwear,” she said in a statement. “We are thrilled to offer this staple for her with Helen Jon, a brand known for its excellent quality and fit. I can’t wait to see our customers wearing the pieces.”

The Draper James x Helen Jon collection consists of 20 designs, including swimwear, rash guards, cover-ups, and beachside dresses. Garments, which include bikinis, a one-piece with frill detailing, and a blue number with the slogan “Sisterhood,” are available in sizes extra small to extra large, with prices starting at $67 (£50).

Regarding the venture, Gwyn Prentice, co-founder of Helen Jon, explained that the capsule will continue to evolve throughout the year, with the items presenting a modern twist on timeless style.

“We are thrilled to partner with Draper James,” added Gwyn. “The brand Reese Witherspoon has created is aligned with our priorities – creating high-quality products that fit a woman’s body beautifully and have those special details that set it apart.”

The Draper James x Helen Jon collection isn’t the first time Reese has collaborated with other brands; she previously worked with Net-a-Porter on a Draper James capsule line inspired by American summers as well as with U.S. plus-size retailer Eloquii on a popular range.

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