Mindy Kaling Is Nervous To Write 'Legally Blonde 3' Because She Doesn't Want Elle Woods To Be A 'Karen'

Taylor Sakellis
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We're living in the era of reboots and reimaginings. We're living in a time where anything you loved 20 years ago is coming back with a vengeance and is most of the time, way crappier than the original version.

We're alive to watch all our favorite TV shows and moves are getting remade with a 21st-century twist.

Sure, reboots and remakes have been done well a (small) handful of times, but more often that not I just wish they would leave the classics alone.

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Writer and actress Mindy Kaling feels this pressure when it comes to writing Legally Blonde 3 and is getting candid about her fears in a new interview.

"As a fan, I didn't want to watch her be canceled or become a Karen," Mindy explained.

Of course, one of the more recent and more talked about reboots was the "Sex and the City" series "And Just Like That."

Despite myself and many others totally loving it, many found it awkward, including Mindy.

"I found it was too uncomfortable to watch," she told "Time."

"I felt like I could commiserate with the producers and the writers of the show, trying to address all these issues from the past, and be funny and fabulous, but also sort of apologize for itself," she explained.

Mindy understands how important Elle Woods is to so many people, including Reese Witherspoon.

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"We don't want to be responsible for ruining what's basically Reese's Avengers franchise," Mindy said.

However, she gave fans a hopeful message that gave me a lot of confidence that the film's third movie will be a success.

"We're not afraid of the character in this world, and we don't feel we have to apologize for her."

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"We want to make sure that Elle Woods is not paying penance for existing in the year 2022," she added.

Okay, I love that so much!

h/t: Insider