Reese Witherspoon Celebrates the 15th Anniversary of ‘Legally Blonde’ in the Most Elle Woods Way

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Reese Witherspoon celebrated the 15th anniversary of Legally Blonde the only way she could: by doing the Bend and Snap!

The Oscar-winning actress, 40, did Elle Woods' signature move in a Boomerang video posted to Instagram on Wednesday, July 13. (ICYMI way back when: Elle taught her beloved manicurist the bouncy move in an attempt to help her flirt.) And she wore a pink lace dress that her bubbly character would adore.

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"Happiest #LegallyBlonde15! 💖🎉💕💁," Witherspoon captioned the clip. "In honor of the 15th anniversary of #LegallyBlonde, go to @instagram's page to see my interview, along with full instructions on how to #BendAndSnap! 😘 Also show me what ya got!! Use #LegallyBlonde15 to share your celebrations! 🎀💋💋💋"

Equally charming, the mom of three — she shares Ava, 16, and Deacon, 12, with ex Ryan Phillippe, and Tennessee, 3, with husband Jim Toth — shared a second post dedicated to the 2001 film with an inspirational message. Referencing the pivotal moment at the start of the film, when her boyfriend dumps her before leaving for Harvard, the quote pic read, "Live every day like Elle Woods after Warner said she wasn't smart enough for law school." 

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Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods in the character's signature hue in 'Legally Blonde.' Everett Collection

Witherspoon started hyping the anniversary of the film on Tuesday via Instagram, which shared an exclusive interview with the actress on Wednesday. "I have had so many women say, 'I went to law school because of 'Legally Blonde,'" she told the social media outlet. "It actually had a meaningful story. And it was about female empowerment. It wasn't necessarily about the girl getting the guy.”

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As for the Bend and Snap? “That is still the most asked request I get from people," Witherspoon said. "I have a feeling I will be doing the bend and snap until I am 95."

To do the move at home, follow Witherspoon's instructions, as she shared them with Instagram: "You pretend you're dropping something — whoops! — and you beeeeend and then you snap! And that's how it's done." (Watch her in action here.)

And as if that weren't enough, the Sweet Home Alabama actress recreated the film's most famous moments via Snapchat — while clad in her original costumes! (She still has them all, she revealed.) Her last video was a thank you to the fans: "Thank you so much for walking down memory lane with me! That was so fun. And thank you to all the fans of Legally Blonde out there. It just made my day to share this with you!"

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