As the much-anticipated — and long overdue — writer legally blonde 3, Mindy Kaling Very familiar with every romantic comedy scene, especially the one that captures her friend Reese Witherspoon’s character Elle Woods instructing others on how to perform certain moves.
“Trust me, we’ve researched every moment of the first film,” Kaling told Yahoo Entertainment, “and… bend and snap — which is definitely iconic and so hilarious — we’ve been figuring out, like, ‘What’s going to be the 2022 version of twist and snap?'”
Kaling and Dan Goor (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) was brought in to work on the script, which was originally written by Karen McCullah and Kristen Smith, who wrote the original in 2001.
“We are working on a draft of the film, and hopefully it will be finished by mid-summer,” said Kaling. “Then we’ll hand it to Reese, and it’s always weird when you work for your friend. Because you’re like, ‘I hope you like it.’ Because obviously her role is so iconic for her, and I really like her character, so I want her to be happy.”
Kaling remembers people quoting Elle Woods’ most famous line to Witherspoon while the two were in New Zealand — both were part of the 2018 cast A Wrinkle in Time, which was filmed there. He wanted to make sure his new film was right.
“The character is so iconic, and it’s like Reese’s Avengers character,” said Kaling. “There’s something about this… it’s kind of universal… about being someone smart but feminine. [and] not taken seriously. And it transcends culture, race, age, so I thought, like, for him, making sure that the characters were intelligently written… you know, it’s really hard to get that tone and I feel really honored that he wanted me to stab him.”
Besides that legally blonde 3 and his TV work, including the new season College Girl Sex Life and I neverKaling is currently working with the mobile payment platform Zelle.
“I’m asked to partner with a lot of different things, but I rarely do something that I already use and love. So I was like, ‘Yeah! I already have this app. I’m using it. Let’s do this, please,'” says Kaling. “If you know anything about me, I really love shopping, and now that COVID is over, go on vacation and have dinner and enjoy life again.”
Apart from work, former star Mindy Proyek Project explained that she had just come back from a week in her hometown of Boston, and she was planning a girls trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.