The beloved 2001 comedy Legally Blonde is one of the most iconic films of the early 2000s, and fans have been clamoring for a third installment for years. While rumors of a third Legally Blonde movie have been circulating for years, Reese Witherspoon recently confirmed that it won’t be happening without Jennifer Coolidge.

Reese Witherspoon, the star of Legally Blonde, recently spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the possibility of a third movie. Witherspoon revealed that she would only do a Legally Blonde 3 if Coolidge was involved in the project. Coolidge played Paulette, the sassy and lovable salon owner in the first two movies.

Witherspoon said, “We’re not working on that, but I did ask [Coolidge] to be in [Big Little Lies]. We had a lot of fun together. She’s a hilarious person and an incredible actress.” When asked about the possibility of a Legally Blonde 3, Witherspoon said, “I don’t think we’re going to do it without Jennifer Coolidge.”

Witherspoon’s comments are sure to bring a smile to the faces of Legally Blonde fans around the world. Coolidge’s character Paulette was a fan favorite, and it would be hard to imagine a third installment without her. Witherspoon’s comments also give fans hope that a Legally Blonde 3 could still be in the works, as long as Coolidge is involved.

Reese Witherspoon has made it clear that Legally Blonde 3 won’t happen without Jennifer Coolidge. While the future of the film is still uncertain, fans can take comfort in knowing that Witherspoon and Coolidge are still close friends and that there may still be a chance for a third installment of the beloved comedy.