Elle Woods is back!
Start practicing your Bend and Snap because Elle Woods is finally returning to the big screen.
Reese Witherspoon has confirmed she’s coming back as the iconic character, last seen onscreen 2003’s Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde.
To get ready for the sequel, here’s an update on what the original movie’s cast has been up to since it became a sensation in 2001.
New Orleans born Reese Witherspoon began her Hollywood career in the late 1990s with films like Pleasantville (1998) and Cruel Intentions (1999). However, her major breakthrough role was shining as sorority queen and law student Elle Woods in the first Legally Blonde movie in 2001.
Witherspoon, 42, has gone on to star in other box-office hits like Sweet Home Alabama (2002) and the Johnny Cash film, Walk the Line (2005), for which she took home the Oscar for best actress. Her next Oscar nomination came for Wild (2014), and she’s had four Golden Globe nominations with one win in 2006.
Currently, Witherspoon is working on the second season of HBO’s hit series Big Little Lies alongside Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley and Meryl Streep.
Selma Blair first became a household name after her breakthrough performance in Cruel Intentions (1999), where she starred alongside Witherspoon.
The 45-year-old actress from Michigan continued to make a name for herself in 2001 when she played Elle Woods’ enemy-turned-BFF Vivian Kensington in Legally Blonde. Shortly after, Blair appeared in The Sweetest Thing (2002) and Hellboy (2004).
In 2016, Blair took on the role of Kris Jenner in The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story and she recently was in horror movie Mom and Dad (2017).
Currently, Blair can be seen in the TV series Heathers (2018) and is filming another thriller, The Great Illusion (release date TBD).
Luke Wilson, 46, made his first film debut in the independent film Bottle Rocket (1996) and has continued to make his way through Hollywood ever since.
Before playing the beloved lawyer Emmett in Legally Blonde (2001), Wilson made appearances in Charlie’s Angels (2000) and Blue Streak (1999). Later in 2001, Wilson gave one of his most memorable performances as Richie in The Royal Tenenbaums (2001). He also starred in films like Old School (2003) and the Legally Blonde sequel, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003).
Wilson is also part of what is called the ‘Frat Pack’ group of comedians, which includes his older brother, Owen Wilson. Recently, Wilson starred in the Showtime series Roadies (2016) and can be seen next in Berlin, I Love You (2018) and The Goldfinch (2019).
The hilarious Jennifer Coolidge, 57, has been widely known in the film industry since vamping it up as Stifler’s mom in American Pie (1999).
Coolidge continued her comedic career in films like Best in Show (2000) and then became Elle Woods’ manicurist and Bend and Snap trainee, Paulette,in 2001. She then played Hilary Duff’s crazy step-mother in A Cinderella Story (2004), which won the actress a Teen Choice Award.
Additionally, she made an appearance in all of the American Pie sequels, and was a recurring character on the ABC family drama The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008-2012).
Recently the actress has been a part of the Disney show Gravity Falls (2012-2016) and on the comedy series 2 Broke Girls (2012-2017). Coolidge will now be working on voicing the character of Carol Sue in DreamWorks’ B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherwordly Operations (release date TBD) alongside stars like Melissa McCarthy and Seth Rogen.
Before becoming Elle Woods’ self-absorbed ex-boyfriend Warren, Matthew Davis made his film debut in Tigerland (2000).
Following Legally Blonde (2001), Davis became popular for his television roles as Adam Hillman on the ABC comedy What About Brian (2006-2007) and as a regular on the CW hit The Vampire Diaries (2009-2017).
Davis, 40, also had a recurring role on Damages (2009-2010), and on the CBS police drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2013-2014).
The actor is currently filming the series Legacies (2018), where he will continue his role as Alaric Saltzman.