Disagree if you must, but Elle Woods was hands down Reese Witherspoon's career-defining role. Yes, she was equally iconic in early-aughts films like "Election," "Walk the Line" and "Sweet Home Alabama" and fiery in newer series roles for "Big Little Lies," "Little Fires Everywhere" and "The Morning Show," but Elle Woods was quotable and a fan favorite, following Witherspoon throughout her career.
Case in point: This latest tweet.
Witherspoon commented on a video from earlier this week of a grazing giraffe, which had been posted to demonstrate how the animals crouch down to reach the grass to eat. Giraffes, apparently, slide into a split of sorts with their front legs in order to get their chests low enough to reach their mouths to the ground.
Honestly, it kind of looks like me in yoga. Obviously, people loved it, equating the move to NBA warm-ups and the viral TikTok dance to Cardi B's "WAP."
The joke had already been made, with fans tagging Witherspoon and users like Brielle Bierman, socialite and daughter of former "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Kim Zolciak-Biermann, pointing out the similarity in movement to the iconic bend and snap from "Legally Blonde."
It's all fun and games, claiming that this hungry giraffe looks like a made-up attention-grabbing ploy from 2001, but Witherspoon is in the midst of creating the third installment in the "Legally Blonde" franchise. Just last week, Mindy Kaling -- who, in a brilliant choice, was tapped to write the script -- appeared on "Good Morning America" to talk about how the process was going.
"I was nervous because the movie is so iconic. But then I thought, 'It'd be really fun to see that character in her 40s. What is Elle Woods dealing with as a 41-year-old woman?'" Kaling told GMA. "And it's been really funny to write. And I'm working on it with my friend Dan [Goor], and I think it's going to be a great movie for Reese and people are going to love to see her in this part."
Maybe instead of Bruiser Woods, we have a giraffe? Just ideas here, Mindy.