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Though there have been rumors for years that Legally Blonde 3 was coming, the buzz seemed to fade away as actress Resse Witherspoon took on roles in series like Big Little Lies and Little Fires Everywhere. Though playing Elle Woods was one of the more defining roles in her career, since the 2001 film, the Academy Award-winning actress has taken on more serious roles.

Now, it appears that the actress is returning to the beloved character. And this time, she’s asked another famous, writer/actress to pen a witty script, perfect for the 21st-century woman. “Great news alert!!” the actress/producer founder wrote via Instagram. “Some things are just meant to be! I’m SOOO excited to have @MindyKaling and #DanGoor writing Legally Blonde 3! 💖💫This is #ElleWoodsApproved!💯.”

Still, long before she taught us how to “bend and snap” Witherspoon has been a staple in Hollywood. Her genius has been in her ability to continue reinventing herself while creating projects for women that may not have been available in a past time.

Reese Witherspoon began her career when she was 14

With countless credits on her resume, it might seem astounding that Witherspoon began her career when she was just 14 when she snagged a role in The Man in the Moon. From there, she dominated the ’90s in films like Cruel Intentions and Election.

However, it was her 2001 role in Legally Blonde that solidified her star power and allowed her to tackle more serious roles like her Oscar-Winning performance in Walk the Line.

More recently, Witherspoon has been starring in more serious dramas like The Morning Show. However, amid a deal with Netflix, Witherspoon is slated to star in two upcoming romantic comedies, Your Place Or Mine and The Cactus.

This is how Reese Witherspoon makes her money

The 44-year-old star has been lining her bank account for three decades, but her business moves have certainly set her apart. She started her production company, Hello Sunshine so that she could star in films she was proud of, especially after roles stalled following her 2006 Oscar-Winning performance. “I do know what makes a good movie; I’ve been standing on movie sets since “I was 14 years old,” she explained to CBS News.

Though Hello Sunshine has created a speaking tour, a book club, newsletters, and even a network of female-centric podcasts, Witherspoon says she was not taken seriously as a producer until the success of Big Little Lies.

Though she was earning millions from her films like Sweet Home Alabama and Legally Blonde 2 producing earned her the big bucks. She was paid $1 million per episode for Big Little Lies season two, and $1.25 million per episode salary for Apple TV’s The Morning Show.

Witherspoon also has her Draper James clothing brand.


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Reese Witherspoon’s net worth is $200 million

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Witherspoon is worth, $200 million and she takes home between $20 million to $40 million per year. With Legally Blonde 3 on the way, several Netflix films, and other projects, we’re certain that Witherspoon will continue to be one of the highest-paid actresses in the world for years to come.