It’s really crazy to think that Legally Blonde came out 15 years ago, but then again, it feels like we’ve been teleported back to 2001 with everyone playing Pokemon and the guitarist from Limp Bizkit talking about his reality show. Just a quick check of your smartphone’s calendar will tell you that it’s 2016, and Reese Witherspoon still has it as Elle Woods a decade and a half later.
The Oscar winning actress posted a few videos to honor the 15th birthday of Legally Blonde including a very informative clip on how to do Elle Woods’ famous flirting technique, ‘The Bend and Snap.’ Do you think she just did it with a normal Bic pen? No way, Witherspoon whipped out Elle’s only writing instrument worthy of a Harvard Law Student: A pink fluffy pen.
It’s been 15 years since the movie “Legally Blonde” introduced the world to Elle Woods, the pink-clad, Chihuahua-toting sorority student who aced the LSATs, got into Harvard Law School and inspired a generation. “I have had so many women say, ‘I went to law school because of ‘Legally Blonde,’” says star Reese Witherspoon (@reesewitherspoon). “It actually had a meaningful story. And it was about female empowerment. It wasn’t necessarily about the girl getting the guy.” To celebrate the anniversary, make sure to show off your pet Chihuahua, law degree or even your best “bend and snap” — “That is still the most asked request I get from people. I have a feeling I will be doing the bend and snap until I am 95,” says Reese — and tag #LegallyBlonde15 in the caption. Video by @reesewitherspoon
In a special interview with Instagram, Witherspoon said that performing the ‘Bend and Snap’ is still something she gets asked to do frequently saying, “I have a feeling I will be doing the bend and snap until I am 95.” She’ll probably still look good doing it then too. Witherspoon also showed off her bunny costume from the movie and tossed on Elle’s pink newsboy cap; which still looks absolutely adorable on the actress and mother of three.
Witherspoon also discussed in her interview the impact that Legally Blonde has made on a generation of women, stating: “I have had so many women say, ‘I went to law school because of ‘Legally Blonde.’ It actually had a meaningful story. And it was about female empowerment. It wasn’t necessarily about the girl getting the guy.”
(Via Us Weekly)