Everyone’s a fan of Reese Witherspoon, but a woman named Lucy Ford is such a huge fan that she decided to write her 15,000-word college dissertation on Legally Blonde.
Ford, who’s since become a journalist, was recently given the opportunity to attend a press junket for A Wrinkle In Time and interview the film’s stars, Mindy Kaling, Oprah Winfrey, and of course her idol Reese.
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Meeting Reese in-person is a huge, and perhaps once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. So Ford said the heck with professionalism (it is generally frowned upon to do anything personal like this at a junket) and brought the dissertation with her.
“I want to start by saying I’m obviously a gigantic fan of all of you,” Ford told the three actresses before focusing in on the Legally Blonde star.
“Reese, I actually wrote 15,000 words on you once,” Ford went on, to which the stunned actress replied, “Really?”
After explaining she wrote her university dissertation on Legally Blonde and strong female characters Ford proceeded to hand Reese a copy.
“You can read it, you can burn it, you can clean your windows with it, but I feel like this was full circle for me that I wrote that four years ago,” Ford said, admitting she watched Legally Blonde 800 freaking times.
We’ve gotta be honest and say that Oprah DID NOT look impressed. But Reese — being the sweet, professional, angelic mom that she is — offered her sincerest thanks, saying the action meant a lot to her.
You know who else it meant a lot to? Twitter users.
After the Wrinkle In Time interview wrapped up, Reese asked a very important question about the dissertation in her lap.
“Is it scented?” she asked, to which Ford giggled, “I actually put perfume on it before this.”
Reese’s Legally Blonde character Elle Woods was known for handing out scented resumes, so Ford really went all out with the delivery.
An important reminder to all that things described as “soul destroying” can occasionally pay off.