Reese Witherspoon: Third Legally Blonde Was Once a Possibility?!

Oscar winner talks about playing Elle Woods again

By Marc Malkin Apr 27, 2015 6:29 PMTags
Watch: Reese Witherspoon Ready for "Legally Blonde 3"?

It's been—gulp!—12 years since we saw Elle Woods on the big screen in Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde.

While the movie may not have been a critical success, it grossed almost $125 million worldwide.

Not too shabby, right?

So is there any chance of Reese Witherspoon ever reprising her iconic role for a third time?

Sadly, there are no plans, but the Oscar winner did reveal that at one time, "they had an idea."

I caught up with Witherspoon while she was promoting her new comedy Hot Pursuit with co-star Sofía Vergara.

"They can do Illegally Blonde," the Modern Family star cracked. "We just super dye our hair blonde because we're running from justice."

Witherspoon laughed, "We're going to do a sequel to this called Cold Pursuit."

"Cold Pursuit In the Snow," Vergara said.

Not so fast.

"She said she won't do it because the outfits aren't cute enough," Witherspoon said.

If you couldn't tell by now, the two leading ladies have quite the chemistry.

In Hot Pursuit, Witherspoon places a by-the-book cop who is assigned to protect a drug lord's wife (Vergara).

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"I liked her from the moment I saw her," Vergara said, adding, "If I hated you I wasn't going to do anything unless you were going to pay me millions of dollars."

Witherspoon recalled their first meeting at a hotel.

"She literally walked into the hotel and every single person in the hotel was, like, looking at her," she said. "She looked gorgeous and everything went into slow motion and her hair was like blowing like a hair commercial. And men were, like, dying and passing out. I was like, 'Oh, my God. This woman is such a movie star.'"

Hot Pursuit is in theaters on May 8.

PS: Make sure to come back to E! Online later on for more of my chat with Reese and Sofía.