Legally Blonde nearly had a *very* different ending

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Photo credit: Rex
Photo credit: Rex

It's been 20 years since Elle Woods took on law school one bend and snap at a time, eventually winning her first murder case and graduating as her class valedictorian. But, it turns out that Legally Blonde nearly had a very different ending.

In the final scene, Elle stands before her class at graduation and gives her valedictorian speech, which was almost as iconic as the film itself.

"It is with passion, courage of conviction, and strong sense of self that we take our next steps into the world, remembering that first impressions are not always correct. You must always have faith in people. And most importantly, you must always have faith in yourself," she says, "Congratulations class of 2004, we did it!"

But speaking to the New York Times, the cast revealed that the movie's final scene was rewritten several times before they settled on the ending we all know and love.

Photo credit: Giphy
Photo credit: Giphy

"The first ending was Elle and Vivian in Hawaii in beach chairs, drinking margaritas and holding hands. The insinuation was either they were best friends or they had gotten together romantically," said Jessica Cauffiel, who played one of Elle's friends.

She continued, "the second or third ending was a musical number on the courtroom steps, and as Elle came out, the judge, jury and everybody in the courtroom broke into song and dance."

"I've been waiting for somebody to leak that for 20 years," Cauffiel joked.

Some of the other potential endings included Elle and Emmett sharing a kiss, and Vivian dying her hair blonde before founding a 'Blonde Legal Defence Club' on campus with Elle.

Anyone else desperate to know how that musical number would have turned out?

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