Legally Blonde star Luke Wilson addresses whether he'll return in third movie

Rianne Houghton
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Legally Blonde 3 recently confirmed a 2022 release, but as for who'll be returning alongside Reese Witherspoon's Elle Woods, we're none the wiser – and so is one of the original stars, it turns out.

Luke Wilson, who starred as attorney Emmett Richmond and later Elle's husband in the first movie and its Red, White & Blonde sequel, is hoping to reprise his role for the third title, but has now admitted that nothing is nailed down.

"Of course [I'd do it]," he told Us Weekly when asked if he'd like to be involved, before adding that his actual casting is out of his hands.

Photo credit: MGM
Photo credit: MGM

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"As for the Legally Blonde that we're hearing about now, I don't know anything than the usual man on the street," he revealed. "And that's really the truth. I've heard they're writing it and trying to put it together, but they're keeping it pretty firmly under wraps."

And after hearing how much fun he had working on the first two movies, it's easy to see why Luke would be happy to step back into Emmett's shoes.

"I loved working with Reese, and definitely, that's one of those movies where I never had that happen before to such a degree where when it came out, I'd go back to Texas and there would be little squadrons of girls who would come up at that age, like, 8 to 12 and 14, and they would have all these questions about Elle," he recalled of the 2001 classic.

"They'd ask where she was and what she was doing and was she as great as she seemed."

Photo credit: MGM
Photo credit: MGM

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He added: "It's just a good feeling. It's one thing to make a movie people like, it's another thing to make a movie that does well, but to have one that gets legs because of how people feel about it, that is a great feeling. To have a movie make a jump to generations."

With Luke's update confirming reports that the Legally Blonde 3 script was in for a total re-write by Mindy Kaling and Dan Goor, here's hoping Emmett is still given a role. He did take part in the reunion, after all – and we have the evidence to prove it.

Legally Blonde 3 is hoping to hit cinemas in May 2022.

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