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Reese Witherspoon returns to her 'Legally Blonde' roots to send a message to a fan with cancer

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Reese Witherspoon has sent a very special message to a fan with cancer - bringing back one of her most famous characters: Elle Woods from Legally Blonde.

Despite it being over ten years since her breakout hit in the 2001 comedy, the Oscar-winning actress, 38, was happy to return to one of her most recognisable roles. She used YouTube to send a message to a boy named Will from the Midwest of America after his mother wrote to Reese, telling her that Will was a huge fan of Legally Blonde.

Will's mother, Julie, wrote to Reese, telling her that although just four years old, Will is a big fan of Elle Woods and he would love a message from her in his fight against cancer.

Dressed head-to-toe in pink, Reese addressed herself as The Pink Lady - possibly a nickname Will has for Elle Woods, who wears pink almost throughout Legally Blonde - and sends a message, from herself and Bruiser (Elle's dog) for Will to get better soon.

She captioned the video saying "This is for one of the strongest little four-year-olds I can imagine. Will - I hear that you're fighting so hard and strong against cancer and that in the hospital you've been watching a lot of Legally Blonde and loving it. I hope it makes you laugh! I wanted you to know that I made this sign in your honor - and I'm sending a big big hug and my hope and prayers. Just know - I'm a really big fan of YOURS!"

Reese also posted a shot of herself on Instagram holding a sign supporting Will, and encouraged others to send him messages via the hashtag #teamwill. She is also reportedly planning to get involved with the US Stand Up To Cancer event in September.

Watch her video here:

Words: Victoria Gray, Images: Instagram, YouTube, Rex Features

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Victoria is a contributor for Stylist.co.uk. She covers lifestyle and food pieces for the site. When on the internet she can be found tweeting feverishly about Great British Bake Off, and offline she is never happier than when in the company of some wine and cheese.

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