Reese Witherspoon Responds On ‘Graham Norton Show’ To Donald Trump Stealing ‘Legally Blonde’ Speech (VIDEO)

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Donald Trump’s commencement address at Liberty University went viral earlier this year for sharing striking similarities to the graduation speech by Reese Witherspoon’s character in Legally Blonde. On Friday’s “Graham Norton Show,” the actress responded to the theory that the president stole his keynote speech from her hit college comedy.

The resemblance between Trump’s real-life speech and Witherspoon’s on-screen speech came to light in May when “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon aired a video comparing the two. The mashup featured Trump delivering very similar lines to the actress’s character, Elle Woods, a ditzy sorority girl who schemes her way into Harvard Law School. When Norton asked Witherspoon about the situation on Friday’s episode of his British talk show, the actress acknowledged Trump’s speech did in fact mimic her own.

Norton went on play the mashup video for the audience and fellow guests Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie, none of whom had seen the footage. A very amused Robbie said in response, “I always fall down YouTube rabbit holes and I missed that completely!” And Ford, stunned by the similarities, exclaimed “Whoa!” before joking, “It’s true, he is better when he sticks to the script.” Norton then asked Witherspoon, “Do you know how that happened or is he just a fan of the film?” to which she surmised, “I’m sure he’s just a big fan.”

Witherspoon appeared on the show to promote her new romantic comedy Home Again, in which she plays a divorced mom who allows three young guys in their 20’s to move in with her. She strikes up a fling with one of the young men, but complications arise when her ex-husband shows up asking for a second chance. The actress joked on the talk show that she enjoyed the process of casting hunky young men for the film, adding, “I thought it was important to be in on the casting. We saw a lot of guys and they came back for multiple readings. It felt good.” Watch the “Graham Norton Show” video below!

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