Luke Wilson won’t be waiting as the groom at the end of the road, and neither will a trip to the House of Representatives, but Legally Blonde the Musical: The Search for Elle Woods is definitely underway on MTV starting at 10 tonight.  The new reality series to hunt down the next flaxen-haired lass to play Elle Woods in the stage production of the hit film begins this evening.

Host Haylie Duff spoke to Monsters and Critics about the show and what tasks her job as host of Legally Blonde the Musical: The Search for Elle Woods includes.

We’ve previously reported on Duff clarifying that her hosting chores won’t require her to take part in judging the hopefuls on Legally Blonde the Musical: The Search for Elle Woods.  She does reveal however, her role in guiding them en route to the prize at the end of the tunnel, as well as the team of experts they’ve assembled to provide additional mentoring muscle.

“Coming from the Broadway show Hairspray, I have personally been through everything that they are going through,” Duff told Monsters and Critics.  “I’m there to push them and encourage them, and remind them that all this work is worth the incredible pay off.  We were very fortunate to have the best possible teachers for the girls.  The majority of them were instrumental in preparing me for Hairspray.  Jerry Mitchell, Bernie Telsey, to name a few, are some of the biggest names when it comes to Broadway star makers, so even the girls that don’t win walk away with some incredible exposure.”

She went on to narrate how she met up with Bravo TV’s star/choreographer/director, Jerry Mitchell.

“I actually worked with Jerry on Hairspray,” Duff said.  “He is an incredible force with the most insane eye for talent and vision I have every witnessed.”

As a parting shot, Duff spoke about how she came to be an executive producer apart from mentor/host of Legally Blonde the Musical: The Search for Elle Woods.

“My Broadway experience is something I hold very dear to my heart,” Duff admitted.  “Being able to executive produce this project just gave me more of an opportunity to make this show personal for me, with all the workshops and exercises where things that I was put through to prepare, so I feel lucky to pass the baton.”

-Rosario Santiago, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Monsters and Critics
(Image Courtesy of MTV)


Staff Columnist, BuddyTV