Reese Witherspoon thinks she knows why Trump stole part of her speech from "Legally Blonde"
Okay, so Reese Witherspoon is officially way too nice. Remember this summer when Donald Trump gave a commencement speech at Liberty University and people said it reminded them of an Elle Woods speech? Well, Reese Witherspoon thinks she knows why Trump stole her Legally Blonde speech after all.
During an appearance on the Graham Norton Show, the host pulled up Trump’s speech and played it for the Big Little Lies actress up against her own movie clip, and they really do seem similar. So what gives? Did Trump call and ask for permission at least? Not so much. Witherspoon chalked the similarities up to fate.
See? So nice, right? Well, kind of — her face does kind of scrunch up when the whole thing starts. It’s hard not to react that way to the president. Harrison Ford, who was also a guest during the episode, was totally shocked after hearing the two speeches side by side.
Here is the original mashup that Jimmy Fallon put together:
And here’s Reese…
Witherspoon doesn’t often speak out about politics, but she did reportedly donate to Hillary Clinton’s campaign in 2016. She’s also a badass role model for all women. Recently, she was on Chelsea Handler’s Netflix show talking about how she “feels like a grown up” now that she has children.
But she wasn’t about to talk Handler, who famously doesn’t want children, into having her own or judging her. She’s also intent on buying up all the great books that tell complex and authentic stories about women, like Big Little Lies.
It’s no wonder Trump wants to copy her. She’s awesome. Maybe she should run for president.