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Selma Blair Weighs in on LGBTQ ‘Legally Blonde’ Original Ending: ‘Let’s Go with That’

Vivian Kensington (Blair) and Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) were originally meant to have a romantic ending that was scrapped after test audiences reacted poorly.

Legally Blonde, Selma Blair and Reese Witherspoon

“Legally Blonde”


Any Cosmo girl would have known about the “Legally Blonde” alternate endings. But now star Selma Blair is finally weighing in on the scrapped LGBTQ original conclusion that showed Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) finding her happily ever after…with a surprising enemies-to-lovers twist.

During a 2021 oral history in honor of the film’s 20th anniversary, actress Jessica Cauffiel who played Elle’s best friend Margot told The New York Times that Elle and Vivian (Blair) ended up together, with romantic connotations.

“The first ending was Elle and Vivian in Hawaii in beach chairs, drinking margaritas and holding hands,” Cauffiel explained. “The insinuation was either they were best friends or they had gotten together romantically.”

However, audiences didn’t like the ending, so a few more were filmed.

“The second or third ending was a musical number on the courtroom steps, and as Elle came out, the judge, jury and everybody in the courtroom broke into song and dance,” Cauffiel continued. “I’ve been waiting for somebody to leak that for 20 years.”

Screenwriters Karen McCullah and Kristen Smith also noted additional endings, including one where Elle and Vivian, who is also now blonde, started the Blonde Legal Defense Club and were handing out fliers in the Harvard Law School quad. Another option was ending with a kiss between Elle and Emmett (Luke Wilson), but eventually the current conclusion with Elle giving the law school graduation speech was decided upon.

In a recent episode of the “Shut Up Evan” podcast (via The Independent), star Blair addressed the ending that Vivian and Elle ended up together.

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