Reese Witherspoon may have played a lawyer in Legally Blonde, but she couldn’t talk her way out of a certain dust-up with police officers two weeks ago. She was arrested in Atlanta, Georgia for disorderly conduct after berating the cops who arrested her husband Jim Toth for driving under the influence. A very embarrassed and humbled Witherspoon stopped by Good Morning America for her first-ever post-arrest interview, and spoke to George Stephanopoulos about “the elephant in the room”.
The 37-year-old actress clad in a fitted plum frock said she panicked when cops pulled Toth over: “I saw him arresting my husband and I literally panicked. I told him I was pregnant. I’m not pregnant. I said all kinds of crazy things. It’s just completely unacceptable and we are so sorry and embarrassed.”
Apparently, not embarrassed enough to bust out this Legally Blonde reference:
“I played a lawyer in a movie so many times I think I am a lawyer. And, clearly, I’m not a lawyer because I got arrested.”
Pretty perfect, right? Check it out below: