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Ted Lasso's Juno Temple Drew Major Inspiration From Legally Blonde For Keeley

Warning: This article contains mild spoilers for "Ted Lasso," Season 3.

Juno Temple's Keeley Jones is definitely a bruiser — or maybe she ought to be carrying around a dog bearing that name. The peppy, big-hearted heroine seemed more than a little inspired by the brainy, good-souled, pink-sporting Elle Comma Woods (Reese Witherspoon).

According to a March interview with Temple posted by Cosmopolitan Magazine, while to the naked eye, at least some of Elle in Keeley's open friendliness, trusting heart, and never-ending ability to support others seem to come from the "Legally Blonde" character — Temple takes inspiration from Woods from Elle's impeccable fashion sense. "A big inspiration for Keeley and her company this year was 'Legally Blonde,' which is totally one of my favorite movies ever," admitted Temple. 

Keeley makes a big career move in the third season of "Ted Lasso," which requires her to look chic but businesslike  — without losing her fun, contemporary edge. Temple admitted that this meant adjusting Keeley's look without shifting her appearance away from the core of her character. She recalled being involved in a meeting about Keeley's look for the season and being asked what sort of adjustments ought to be made. "I was like, 'Well, I think she still has to be as quirky and pink and fluffy as Keeley has always been.' And everyone agreed. It's still the Keeley that we know and love, right? Even if she's in a position of power, she doesn't think of it that way."

Juno Temple says Keeley's wardrobe is a group effort

Juno Temple added that her choices for Keeley are not an island unto themselves; she leans on the show's wardrobe, makeup, and hair people to help her hammer out decisions and bring her character's looks to life. "I have such fun collaborating with Jacky Levy, our costume designer, and Nicky Austin, our hair and makeup designer," she explained to Cosmopolitan. 

Their combined effort will bring "Ted Lasso" the same Keeley, but with a slightly more mature look — just like Elle Woods, who manages to look classy and lively throughout both of her movies, still the same marabou-wearing sorority girl at heart. She just manages a much more polished façade by the time she argues her first case in front of a jury. Keeley seems to be going in the same direction; just dig that bouclé sweater above. 

However, don't expect Keeley to pull a full-on Mia Thermopolis (Anne Hathaway) and shed the style and sparkle which make her such a distinct character. Temple's planning on making sure her character remains consistent throughout her existence, and that might mean not knowing quite how to dress properly for fancy occasions. "She is who she is. A huge part of that is staying true to her gorgeous, mad look that she has going on. I kind of love the idea that she's always overdressed for things where you should be more underdressed and then vice versa," the actress said. Elle Woods would definitely approve of moxie like that.