History Trivia / LegallyBlonde

31st Mar '18 4:59:05 PM lakingsif
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* RomanceOnTheSet: The original Elle and Emmett - Laura Bell Bundy and Christian Borle - fell in love during the show's run and dated for a while after (they've broken up since then, though).

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* RomanceOnTheSet: The original Elle and Emmett - Laura Bell Bundy and Christian Borle Creator/ChristianBorle - fell in love during the show's run and dated for a while after (they've broken up since then, though).
5th Feb '18 7:29:14 AM fearlessnikki
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* CreatorInJoke: Elle keeping her resume on pink, scented paper is a nod to the author Amanda Brown - whose manuscript got accepted because it was the only one written on pink scented paper.



* MethodActing: Creator/ReeseWitherspoon decided to meet with several sorority girls to prepare for the role, not wanting to play a typical airhead. She found most of the girls to be very kind and polite - much as the various people at Harvard discover that Elle is not the AlphaBitch they'd assumed her to be.
** She also attended law school briefly.

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* MethodActing: Creator/ReeseWitherspoon decided to meet with several sorority girls to prepare for the role, not wanting to play a typical airhead. She found most of the girls to be very kind and polite - much as the various people at Harvard discover that Elle is not the AlphaBitch they'd assumed her to be.
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be. She also attended law school briefly.



* ShownTheirWork: Amy is reading actual LSAT questions, which were taken from the analytical reasoning section of the 2000 paper.
* StarMakingRole: Although she had been slowly climbing to prominence with ''{{Film/Pleasantville}}'' and ''{{Film/Election}}'', this was Reese Witherspoon's true breakout role.



* {{Tuckerization}}: Elle Woods is named after ''Elle'' magazine, which Amanda Brown read frequently while she was in law school.




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* WriteWhatYouKnow: Author Amanda Brown based the book on her time at law school when she felt she didn't fit in with her peers.
1st Dec '17 5:31:28 PM LegitimateIdiot
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* PetFadStarter: This film has been credited with popularizing Chihuahuas as "accessory" dogs.
21st Nov '17 6:44:03 PM makarovak47
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** In the sequel's opening, the girls look at a picture of Elle with Congresswoman Rudd (played by Sally Field) and say "Those are two kickass women. I like them, I really like them" - referencing Sally Field's Oscar acceptance speech.
* ActorInspiredElement: Reese Witherspoon suggested the one million dog march in the sequel.
* CaliforniaDoubling: Elle and Warner's conversation outside the courtroom was filmed in England, as that's where Reese Witherspoon and Matthew Davis were filming at the time of re-shoots.
* DevelopmentHell: The third movie, which has been in consideration for years and gone through multiple scripts. Reese Witherspoon has adamantly stated it will happen at some point.
* FakeAmerican: Canadian-born Victor Garber as Professor Callahan.
* HideYourPregnancy: Reese Witherspoon was pregnant during the second film.
* MethodActing: Reese Witherspoon decided to meet with several sorority girls to prepare for the role, not wanting to play a typical airhead. She found most of the girls to be very kind and polite - much as the various people at Harvard discover that Elle is not the AlphaBitch they'd assumed her to be.

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** In the sequel's opening, the girls look at a picture of Elle with Congresswoman Rudd (played by Sally Field) Creator/SallyField) and say "Those are two kickass women. I like them, I really like them" - referencing Sally Field's Oscar acceptance speech.
* ActorInspiredElement: Reese Witherspoon Creator/ReeseWitherspoon suggested the one million dog march in the sequel.
* CaliforniaDoubling: Elle and Warner's conversation outside the courtroom was filmed in England, as that's where Reese Witherspoon Creator/ReeseWitherspoon and Matthew Davis were filming at the time of re-shoots.
* DevelopmentHell: The third movie, which has been in consideration for years and gone through multiple scripts. Reese Witherspoon Creator/ReeseWitherspoon has adamantly stated it will happen at some point.
* FakeAmerican: Canadian-born Victor Garber Creator/VictorGarber as Professor Callahan.
* HideYourPregnancy: Reese Witherspoon Creator/ReeseWitherspoon was pregnant during the second film.
* MethodActing: Reese Witherspoon Creator/ReeseWitherspoon decided to meet with several sorority girls to prepare for the role, not wanting to play a typical airhead. She found most of the girls to be very kind and polite - much as the various people at Harvard discover that Elle is not the AlphaBitch they'd assumed her to be.



* OldShame: Reese Witherspoon hated working on the sequel and the result of it so much, she canceled any plans for a third film. In recent years, however, she's been more open to returning to the franchise as long as they have a good enough story.

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* OldShame: Reese Witherspoon Creator/ReeseWitherspoon hated working on the sequel and the result of it so much, she canceled any plans for a third film. In recent years, however, she's been more open to returning to the franchise as long as they have a good enough story.
10th Jul '17 1:06:26 AM BalrogKick
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* DevelopmentHell: The third movie, which has been in consideration for years and gone through multiple scripts. Renee Witherspoon has adamantly stated it will happen at some point.

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* DevelopmentHell: The third movie, which has been in consideration for years and gone through multiple scripts. Renee Reese Witherspoon has adamantly stated it will happen at some point.
10th Jul '17 1:05:58 AM BalrogKick
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* DevelopmentHell: The third movie, which has been in consideration for years and gone through multiple scripts. Renee Witherspoon has adamantly stated it will happen at some point.
31st May '17 11:38:25 AM HBarnill
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* OldShame: Reese Witherspoon hated working on the sequel and the result of it so much, she canceled any plans for a third film. In recent years, however, she's been more open to returning to the franchise as long as they have a good enough story.
27th Dec '16 3:32:43 PM DeepthroatGhoul
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** Creator/CharlizeTheron, Creator/GwynethPaltrow, Alicia Silverstone, Katherine Heigl, Creator/ChristinaApplegate, Creator/MillaJovovich, Creator/JenniferLoveHewitt, and Tori Spelling were all considered for the role of Elle.
** Creator/ChloeSevigny turned down the role of Vivian.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Creator/CharlizeTheron, Creator/GwynethPaltrow, Alicia Silverstone, Katherine Heigl, Creator/ChristinaApplegate, Creator/MillaJovovich, Creator/JenniferLoveHewitt, and Tori Spelling were all considered for the role of Elle.
** Creator/ChloeSevigny turned down the role of Vivian.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Creator/CharlizeTheron, Creator/GwynethPaltrow, Alicia Silverstone, Katherine Heigl, Creator/ChristinaApplegate, Creator/MillaJovovich, Creator/JenniferLoveHewitt, and Tori Spelling were all considered for the role of Elle.
** Creator/ChloeSevigny turned down the role of Vivian.
24th Oct '16 5:48:00 AM gjjones
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* FakeAmerican: Canadian-born Victor Garber as Professor Callahan.
21st Oct '16 1:37:52 AM gjjones
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* HideYourPregnancy: Reese Witherspoon during the second film.

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* HideYourPregnancy: Reese Witherspoon was pregnant during the second film.



* ThrowItIn: A group of frat boys can be seen wrestling on the lawn in the opening credits. These were actual members of a fraternity in the college used for filming. They just wandered by the set and were invited to take part.

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* ThrowItIn: A group of frat boys can be seen wrestling on the lawn in the opening credits. These were actual members of a fraternity in the college used for filming.filming, Pasadena's CalTech Campus. They just wandered by the set and were invited to take part.
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