In case you've forgotten one of Elle Woods' key lessons, allow her to jog your memory 15 years later. 

On the anniversary of the beloved 2001 romantic comedy, Reese Witherspoon has casually reprised her role to demonstrate the Bend and Snap—"what, like it's hard?

"Happiest #LegallyBlonde15!" she captioned the short clip of her popping up and down in a pink spring dress Elle would definitely approve of. 

In fact, as she told the Instagram blog, the Bend and Snap began as a full-fledged musical number in the film, choreographed by Toni Basil. While the scene was ultimately shortened, the move has trailed Witherspoon ever since. "That is still the most asked request I get from people. Even this past year, when I have been giving speeches or talking about whatever, they always ask me, 'Will you do the bend and snap?' I have a feeling I will be doing the bend and snap until I am 95."

Legally Blonde, Reese Witherspoon, Bend and Snap


A lot has changed in the Oscar winner's life since she starred in the film at 25 years old. To start, her 17-year-old identical daughter Ava Phillippe had just celebrated her first birthday. "I remember her visiting the set and how much she loved all of the costumes and all the pink clothes and the dog. It was a really fun cast and everybody was excited about creating something that wasn't just confection," she told Instagram. "It actually had a meaningful story that we had no idea would resonate so strongly with so many people. And it was about female empowerment. It wasn't necessarily about the girl getting the guy."

While the costumes have been since meticulously packed in tissue paper and stored away, says Witherspoon, the lessons inspired by the film live on in modern society. 

"A girlfriend of mine sent a video to me recently of her kid watching it for the first time. And her son, who is 7, said, 'I liked that Elle was the woman that she wanted to become and she didn't need a man to do it,'" she explained to the website.

"I have had so many women say to me, 'I went to law school because of Legally Blonde.' I think it was a pivotal moment in feminism only because it was like, Oh wait, you don't have to be learned and boring. You can embrace your femininity, you can love to get your hair and nails done, you can love fashion, but also be incredibly intelligent. And I don't know why those were two separate ideas at the time. Now it seems crazy to think that people thought that. It was kind of a lightning rod moment. Which was crazy that was 2001!"

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