Your Move, Reese Witherspoon: Kerry Washington Recreates ‘Legally Blonde’ Scene

Calling all Gemini vegetarians! Kerry Washington just paid tribute to Reese Witherspoon by channeling her inner Elle Woods.

This week, Washington celebrated Witherspoon’s birthday by sharing a priceless video on Instagram, featuring herself recreating an iconic scene from Legally Blonde. And no, you’re not hallucinating.

The video is split horizontally, displaying a clip from Legally Blonde alongside Washington’s footage. The top is taken from Elle’s admission video for Harvard, featuring Witherspoon lounging on a raft in the pool. (You know, the classic scene where Elle’s friend, Margot, asks about the latest episode of Days of Our Lives to prove the future lawyer can “recall hundreds of important details at the drop of a hat.”)

In Washington’s video, she’s channeling all the Elle Woods vibes. Not only is she lounging on an identical pink raft, but she’s also wearing an Elle-approved swimsuit (complete with sequins). The best part? The clip is set to “Perfect Day” by Hoku.

In the caption, Washington joked, “Deleted scenes from #LittleFiresEverywhere.” And then continued, “JK!!!!! [laughing emoji] Just me channeling my inner Elle Woods in honor of the birthday girl and the biggest ray of sunshine @reesewitherspoon. I love you to the moon and back RW!!!!”

Followers filled the comments section with words of praise (and birthday wishes for Witherspoon). One person wrote, “This is my favorite video ever.” Someone even referenced Scandal: “Elle and Olivia. Mind blown.”

So, will Washington make a cameo in Legally Blonde 3? Your move, Reese.

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