See which “Legally Blonde” fan favorite character, according to Mindy, will be “1,000%” in the third movie.
Mindy Kaling is spilling some tea on “Legally Blonde 3”.
While appearing on Tuesday’s episode of “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” the writer and actress was asked a series of questions about the highly anticipated third movie “Legally Blonde,” which Mindy is writing.
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“Please bend over and spill some tea on what to expect,” host Andy Cohen told Mindy, mentioning one of the more famous “Legally Blonde” references. “I don’t know how many of these questions you can answer, but see what you can do.”
Andy, 53, first asked Mindy, 42, if she had “had any calls” with Reese Witherspoon (aka Elle Woods) about the script. Ever since Mindy said she’s talked to Reese, Andy asked what if Reese throws something that Mindy might not What.
“Fortunately, Reese knows the character very well and hasn’t,” Mindy said. “So I haven’t had that problem yet. So far, so good.”
Noting the original “Legally Blonde”, which celebrated its 20th anniversary last week, “is still well loved,” Andy asked Mindy to cite “the most intimidating part of signing” to write the script for the third film, which is writing with “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” co-creator Dan Goor.
“I think it’s just capturing the voice,” Mindy said, “And also, things like ‘bend and break’ – there are so many iconic moments in that, we have to come up with our new version of that. So that’s intimidating. ” ‘ . “
The “Never Have I Ever” co-creator, who starred opposite Reese in “A Wrinkle In Time,” also shared how she came to be the writer of “Legally Blonde 3,” revealing that Reese simply “asked. [her] to do it “and approached her and Gore to write the script. Mindy later said that she and Gore are still” working “on the first draft of the script.
Meanwhile, Andy also asked Mindy if she and Reese’s “Wrinkle in Time” co-star Oprah Winfrey could be included in the film. “That hadn’t occurred to me,” Mindy admitted, asking Andy, “could you see her in the Elle Woods universe?”
“Yes,” Andy said.
While it’s unclear if Mindy will write a role for Oprah in the film, a “Legally Blonde” star who will definitely return for the third film: Jennifer Coolidge, who played Paulette in the first film and the sequel.
“Do you think we’ll see more Paulette, Jennifer Coolidge?” Andy asked, to which Mindy replied, “1,000%”
As for whether Bruiser, Elle’s Chihuahua, “is still with us,” Mindy said, “it would be very old.” (The canine actor who played Bruiser in “Legally Blonde” and “Legally Blonde 2” sadly passed away in 2016.)
The “Ocean’s 8” star also revealed her favorite quote from “Legally Blonde”: “What, like it’s difficult?”
In fact, Mindy answered all of Andy’s “Bend and Spill” questions except one. “Is Elle running for president?” Andy asked, to which Mindy said, “I can’t say more.”
Meanwhile, also during her appearance on “WWHL”, Mindy revealed her biggest “annoyance” about her time on “The Office”, in which she played Kelly Kapoor. While participating in a segment, titled “Monster Behavior,” Andy asked Mindy if she had a “number one coworker pet motive.”
“Co-worker’s number one pet? We used to keep the set of ‘The Office’ very cold. It was like 60 degrees,” Mindy replied. “And I remember I couldn’t do anything about it. It’s just a little cold.”
See more of Mindy’s “WWHL” appearance in the clips, above!