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Legally Blonde 3 Return Chances Get Exciting Response From Original Movie Star Following Prequel Series Announcement


  • Alanna Ubach hints at a potential return to
    Legally Blonde 3
    , but notes nothing is official for Serena’s appearance.
  • Ubach also shares her excitement about the franchise’s upcoming prequel show,
    , while also revealing she just recently saw the musical for the first time and ”
    loved it
  • Though no story details have been revealed for the threequel yet,
    Legally Blonde 3
    could see Serena having gone on to build a career of her own similar to Reese Witherspoon’s Elle.

While the third movie remains in an unclear state of limbo, original star Alanna Ubach has an exciting response to her potential Legally Blonde 3 return. Ubach rose to prominence playing the character of Serena McGuire, best friend and sorority sister to Reese Witherspoon’s leading lady Elle Woods in MGM’s 2001 hit rom-com, which was a box office success, taking over $140 million worldwide, against a budget of $18 million. Ubach also reprised her role in the marginally less successful sequel Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, and went on to appear in such successful shows as Californication and Euphoria.

During a recent interview with Screen Rant for Ted‘s awards consideration, Ubach opened up on the possibility of her returning to the role of Serena in Legally Blonde 3, revealing that there have been “sort of” talks for her to return, but stopped short of giving definitive confirmation. She also discussed her views on the upcoming prequel series Elle, set for a 2025 release, as well as Legally Blonde: The Musical, and discussed her excitement at being involved in ther franchise. Check out Ubach’s full comments on the matter below:

Alanna Ubach:
Yes, a prequel. I can’t wait to watch that. Elle the prequel, this is her as a little chicken right before she becomes a USC student, think well, right before she goes to college, and I’m really looking forward to seeing that. I saw the musical for the first time and I loved it. [There’s] sort of [been talks for me to return]. I don’t know if I can really say anything about it, really. I don’t know. I mean, honestly, your guess is as good as mine.

The funny thing about being a character actor is you’re usually called a week before they start production. “Hey, you’re playing Serena.” “I am?” “Yeah, you start Monday, you’re going to Wardrobe tomorrow, blah, blah, blah. And there you go. All right, let’s go.” You have to be game for anything.

What Role Could Serena Play In Legally Blonde 3 (& When Might It Release)?

As one of Elle’s best friends, and sorority sisters, there is little doubt that Serena will have a prominent supporting role in Legally Blonde 3, but what exactly her character arc might look like is unclear at this point, and will depend largely on the script and story direction. As the characters of Serena and Elle will be in their 40s-50s now, it is possible she could be a career woman, and might even have a family. How much she and Elle will have kept in contact remains to be seen, and the movie could also touch on her relationship with their other best friend, Jessica Cauffiel’s Margot.

There is no set release date for the threequel yet, but the project remains in pre-production, and many of the original cast seem to be attached. It seems unlikely that the movie will be released in 2025, as the prequel Legally Blonde TV show is due to hit screens then, but the film could get a theatrical release anytime from 2026 onward. The movie has been in development hell for some time, and was believed to be one of the franchises concluding in 2023, before MGM confirmed that Mindy Kaling and Dan Goor would pen an entirely new script for the film.


New Legally Blonde Prequel Show Already Has The Perfect Reese Witherspoon Replacement

Prime Video has the tall task of recasting Reese Witherspoon for Elle, a prequel series that will focus on Legally Blonde’s Elle’s high school years.

The return of Ubach, as well as other members from the Legally Blonde legacy cast bodes well for the success of the third film, and the age of the stars now means that Legally Blonde 3 is sure to be the final installment in the franchise. The movie will present the franchise with a chance to round off what is, at its heart, a heartwarming tale about friendship and female empowerment, and Ubach has played a prominent role in helping to elevate this iconic franchise.

The first two Legally Blonde movies are available to stream on Max.

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Legally Blonde 3

Karen McCullah , Mindy Kaling , Kirsten Smith , Dan Goor

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