Reese Witherspoon reveals she still owns the wedding dress she wore in 'Sweet Home Alabama'

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Reese Witherspoon in a white dress
Reese Witherspoon.Noam Galai/Getty
  • Reese Witherspoon said she still has the wedding dress she wore in "Sweet Home Alabama."

  • The star revealed this while on "The Drew Barrymore Show."

  • "I remember thinking, 'This is such a crazy, amazing moment. I'm gonna remember this forever,'" she said.

Reese Witherspoon has a pretty special keepsake from the set of "Sweet Home Alabama."

Witherspoon revealed on Tuesday's "The Drew Barrymore Show" that she still has the wedding dress her character wears at the end of the movie.

"I remember that scene that we shot in the rain, and I'm in the wedding dress and I run away from my wedding, and I run to see Josh Lucas on the beach, and it was pouring down rain," she told Barrymore. "I remember thinking, 'This is such a crazy, amazing moment. I'm gonna remember this forever.' And I still have the wedding dress."

Reese Witherspoon in a wedding dress, Fred Ward in a suit
Reese Witherspoon and Fred Ward in "Sweet Home Alabama."Buena Vista Pictures

In the beloved 2002 romantic comedy, Witherspoon plays a New York City fashion designer named Melanie who on the verge of marrying Andrew (Patrick Dempsey) learns she's still married to her high school sweetheart Jake (Josh Lucas). She then has to head down to her hometown in Alabama to get him to sign divorce papers. But she realizes she still has feelings for Jake.

For years there have been hopes of a sequel but it has never become a reality. However, "Sweet Home Alabama" director Andy Tennant told Insider last year that he has a treatment for a sequel already written.

"What happened was Reese's daughter, Ava, went to school with my son, so I would see Reese on occasion," Tennant said. "When the movie got to like 13 to 14 years later, I started thinking where they would all be. Where are those four characters now: Melanie, Jake, Andrew, and Melanie Lynskey's character, Lurlynn? My kids were going through college so it got me thinking about a new generation of kids going to school and young love and what that would do to parents when they see their kids being real grown-ups. If the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree, what is Melanie's daughter like?"

Lucas, who has been game to do a sequel, told Insider Tennant has shared the sequel idea with him and he loves it.

"Andy told me there would be an honesty to it," the actor said. "That Jake would have mid-life issues and that there are differences where Jake and Melanie landed. Hell, maybe Jake now lives in a trailer park while Melanie had built this perfect life."

However, Witherspoon is still the holdout.

"I frankly haven't run into Reese since making the movie," Lucas said. "I keep hearing that others from the movie would absolutely love to do it. I would love to do a 'Sweet Home Alabama 2.'"

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