Do you know Elle Woods’ inspirational closing speech at the end of Legally Blonde? Believe it or not, it almost didn’t happen.
In honor of the 20th anniversary of the film’s release, some of the movie stars revealed little-known facts about the 2001 hit, including some of its alternate endings.
Jessica Cauffiel, who played Elle’s best friend, Margot, told the New York Times that the end of the original Elle (played by Reese Witherspoon, of course) and Vivian (played by Selma Blair) in Hawaii in beach chairs, drinking margaritas and holding hands. She added, “The implication was that they were either best friends or they were romantically involved.”
Alanna Uebach, who played Elle’s other best friend Serena, said she remembers it too, but interestingly, the scriptwriters say they never wrote this ending.
But wait, there’s more! Another alternate ending included a high school musical-style act to wrap up the film.