Legally Blonde’s Alternative Ending Has A Twist No One Ever Expected

Honestly, you may be a little shook.

 

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We all basically know Legally Blonde off by heart at this stage. Elle, first the laughing stock at Harvard, swoops in to save the day by winning that court case, gets Jennifer Coolridge’s adorable drooling dog back, becomes friends with Vivian while leaving Warner in the dust, graduates from Harvard and is about to get engaged to Emmett.

Now, 20 years after the iconic film was first released (yes, 20! years), it turns out there was a couple of alternative endings.

In an interview with The New York Times, Jessica Cauffiel, who played Elle’s sorority sister and bestie Margot in the movie, revealed that the script’s original ending had Reese Witherspoon and Selma Blair’s characters, Elle and Vivian, together “in Hawaii in beach chairs, drinking margaritas and holding hands.” Yep, a far cry from the ending we all know and love.

 

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Jessica also added that “the insinuation was either they were best friends or they had gotten together romantically.”

According to the Times, Alanna Ubach (that’ll be Elle’s other sorority sister/bestie Serena) remember the scene being in the script too, but apparently, the screenwriters of Legally Blonde told the outlet that no such ending was ever in their mind.

Ready for another alternative ending? Well, co-writer Karen McCullah told Entertainment Weekly back in 2018 that the movie “originally ended at the courthouse right after the trial…everyone was congratulating Elle, and Emmett came up and gave her a big kiss.

 

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“Then there was a tag where it was a year in the future and she and Vivian, who was now blond, had started the Blonde Legal Defense Fund and they were in the quad handing out pamphlets.”

I’m kind of loving all of the endings, tbh.

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