Haylie Duff Goes 'Legally Blonde'

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When "Legally Blonde The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods" airs tonight, the 10 finalists selected on last week's episode will continue the fight to become the next Broadway star. The chosen one will take over the role of Elle Woods from the departing LAURA BELL BUNDY.
Helping them along the way is HAYLIE DUFF, who herself starred on Broadway in Hairspray as Amber Von Tussle.
"I visit them in their lofts and talk to them about the pressure of the show and what to expect going into a show like this," Haylie tells ET. "Then, I am there for them to come to if they are overwhelmed, or if they feel like there is too much pressure, or if they feel they did good in something. We talk about all those things."
"Legally Blonde The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods" differs from last summer's NBC series "Grease: You're the One That I Want," which was a talent search for the lead roles of Danny and Sandy, in that America doesn't get the chance to vote.
"In this [show] the decision is left up to the people who really make the decision in real life," Haylie explains. "The real casting director for this show, the real director, the writer and a cast member. They are all people who in real life would have a say in who would be cast."
Haylie also sets the record straight for ET that she does not have an album coming out this year, despite all the reports on the Internet that it is due to drop in 2008.
"Walk the Walk?" she asks. "I have no idea where that comes from. Everybody has been asking me about that. I have no idea what that is."
Truth be told, these days the 23-year-old is focusing more on her acting career than on music. She just finished a movie called 'Deep Cove,' had a movie premiere on Spike TV last night, and will start filming 'Tug' at the end of this month in Michigan.
She also has a project with sister HILARY. "We love working together," she says. "We both did animated voices for a movie coming up called 'Foodfight.'"
And don't count out a return to Broadway. "I have talked to a few different productions," she admits. "Each time there was an offer to go do something, I was filming. I definitely hope to do another one in the future. I learned so much about myself and what I am capable of. It was such a wonderful and life-changing experience for me, I love watching one of these girls on the verge of experiencing it and I hope I get to again."
"Legally Blonde The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods" airs Mondays at 10 p.m. on MTV.