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Actress Reese Witherspoon films a scene on the set of "Legally Blonde" October 21, 2000 in Los Angeles, CA.

It’s been 20 years since Reese Witherspoon graced us with her hard-working determination to overcome blonde stereotypes in becoming a Harvard-grad lawyer.

Her Legally Blonde character, Elle Woods, was a sorority girl who wanted to win back her pretentious ex-boyfriend by getting a Juris Doctor degree at Harvard Law School. Her iconic character ends up triumphing as a successful lawyer through strong self-confidence and fashion expertise.

Witherspoon, now 45, posted to her Instagram yesterday (July 13) rare behind-the-scenes photos in celebration of the film’s 20-year anniversary.

Captioned, “Omigod you guys ….#LegallyBlonde premiered 20 years ago TODAY! Time flies when you’re busy using legal jargon in your every day life. 😆 But truly… playing Elle Woods was the role of a life time and I’m so honored to have been a part of sharing her story with you all. Every meme, graduation cap, musical number, halloween costume and bend & snap has brought me so much JOY over these past two decades! 💕 I wonder… what will Elle do next?”

Last year, the cast of Legally Blonde held a reunion to reminisce the movie as part of a fundraiser. “It was just like senior year, except for funner!! 💕 Thank you to this wonderful group of people who came together to reminisce on #LegallyBlonde all these years later. Every time someone mentions how #ElleWoods inspired them, it brings me so much joy,” Witherspoon wrote.

Costar Selma Blair also posted about the movie’s 20-year anniversary on Instagram writing, “This was a time before cameras on phones. I walked around with a tiny vintage camera but never remembered to take many. I was too busy hanging out with Matt Davis talking in my trailer, or watching Reese work. I made lifetime friends. Fell on my face impersonating Billy Elliot. Right after the group shot. Where I am standing on my toes. Trying to be taller. While Reese was inside… on set working. Making Elle Woods. 💘 I love you all.”

You can watch the cast reunion video below:

Legally Blonde 20 Year Anniversary Virtual Reunion

Reunions give you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people join host Reese, moderator Chloe Fineman, and the stellar cast of Legally Blonde for a ...