pays homage to a film that “completely changed” his life.
Saturday, the big little lies star to share a series of clips from his 2002 romantic comedy Sweet Home Alabama. In the film, Witherspoon plays Melanie, a New York fashion designer who returns to her small Southern hometown in order to divorce her first husband, played by Josh Lucas.
The film also stars Melanie Lynskey as her former best friend and Patrick Dempsey as the current fiancé waiting for her in Manhattan. Dakota Fanning, in one of her earliest roles, plays a young version of the Witherspoon character.
“20 years ago, Sweet Home Alabama came out and completely changed my life. Incredible memories of shooting this movie with these amazing actors – Josh, Patrick, Dakota, Melanie, Jean, Ethan, Mary Kay, Fred and Candace, of course,” Witherspoon wrote in the caption of her post. “So many great scenes and my favorite line… ‘So I can kiss you whenever I want.’ Do you remember seeing it for the first time?
Witherspoon fans loved the throwback – including Dakota Fanning’s sister, Great star Elle Fanning, who wrote “THE BEST”. Rachel Zoe agreed, “BEST MOVIE EVER.”
The Hello Sunshine producer often pays tribute to her previous work on social media. Last year she celebrated the 20th anniversary of Revenge of a Blonde — in which she played Elle Woods, sorority president turned Harvard law student — with a special message about how important the film is to her.
“Every meme, graduation cap, musical number, Halloween costume and bend & snap has brought me so much JOY over the past two decades!” she exclaimed. “I wonder… what will Elle do next?”
Fans will be find out what Elle Woods is up to next: Witherspoon is about to , with a screenplay written by Mindy Kaling. For the moment, it is not known exactly when the film will be released in theaters.
“I still hope that Legally Blonde 3 is going to come together in the right way”, the walk the line the actress said Last year. “It’s like Top Gun: they waited a long time to make another version of that movie, and I loved the piece of nostalgia they put into it. So that definitely gave us a lot of inspiration on what we would like to do with Elle Woods. and make sure we all had those same touchstones that mattered to people [back] then.”
. Reese Witherspoon pays tribute birthday Sweet Home Alabama