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Reese graces the cover of the new issue of UK Red magazine, with photos from her 2012 Elle magazine photoshoot alongside what seems to be a new interview. Check out the cover in our Gallery, and the interview below. I’ll be on the hunt for scans!
Reese Witherspoon New baby, new production company and two of the best roles of her career – Reese Witherspoon is at the top of her game. She talks ambition, inspiration and why her girlfriends keep her sane, with Rosamund Dean.
There are some actresses who are so adored on screen, you almost don’t want to meet them, in case the reality doesn’t live up to the fantasy. Reese Witherspoon is one. This is the woman who taught us the ‘bend and snap’ in Legally Blonde, played Rachel’s little sister in Friends, and won an Oscar as resilient, conflicted June Carter in Walk The Line.
Sitting in the bar of the Beverly Hills Hotel where we are to meet for afternoon tea, I wonder: how can the real Reese Witherspoon possibly compete? Then, she strides in, all impenetrably dark sunglasses and stylish black sweater thrown over a red Carven dress.
For a second, she looks intimidating, but then the glasses come off, that megawatt smile comes on and I relax. She actually is the charming southern belle we know and love, her conversation peppered with ‘y’know’ and ‘y’all’.
‘Yeah, people definitely hug me a lot, and hand me their babies,’ she says of her girl-next-door image. ‘But it’s better than people throwing stuff at me, right? I’m always met with smiles.’
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Reese is scheduled to appear on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon tomorrow night in the US to promote Mud. I don’t know how her recent troubles will affect this, but if she does appear I will bring you videos and photos asap after
Nicole Kidman, Halle Berry, Reese Witherspoon, Sandra Bullock Presenting at Oscars
Four former Best Actress winners will converge on stage at this year’s Oscar telecast, the show’s producers said Wednesday.
Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon will present an award, although the show’s producers were mum about whether or not they will take the stage together. If they do, it may mean a return to a format that was deployed and favorably received during the 2009 broadcast.
During that show, former winners of acting awards appeared on stage together to give short speeches praising each of the nominees. That was revived in a slightly modified form in the 2010 telecast, in which co-stars or celebrity friends of the various nominees were called on to pay tribute before the winner was announced.
Traditionally, the previous winner of an acting award reads out the nominees and hands out the statue without assistance.
Berry won the Oscar for her performance as a grieving widow in “Monster’s Ball” (2001), Bullock for her work as a feisty housewife and football fan in “The Blind Side” (2009), Kidman for playing a depressive Virginia Woolf in “The Hours” (2002) and Witherspoon for channeling June Carter Cash in “Walk the Line” (2005).
Other previously announced Oscar presenters including Mark Wahlberg, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe and “Marvel’s The Avengers” cast members Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo.
The Oscars will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane and will air on Feb. 24.
- The Wrap
Reese is featured on the cover of the September issue of Elle Decor magazine, with a large spread looking at her beautiful Californian home inside. The article talks about the history of the house, how it’s been developed, and how Reese and her designers have added to the property to tailor it to Reese. Reese talks about her reasons for buying the house, and adds that she sees herself as it’s “care-taker”, rather than the owner.
In our Gallery you can find a full set of scans from the magazine, the photoshoot pictures of Reese, plus the images of the house itself. You can read the full article in the scans, as well as at the Elle Decor website here.
Thanks Zuzi for the heads-up on this.
• Elle Decor (US) – September 2012 x12
• 2012 – Session #007 x3
• Reese’s Ojai, California home x9
I’ve updated the This Means War Promotion section on our sidebar, to include links to all the recent photos, as well as a list of the upcoming appearances Reese will be making (yes, still!) to promote the movie worldwide. Unless I heard wrong, I think Reese said in her recent iVillage live chat that she would be going to Brazil, Mexico City and Germany in March to promote the movie before it’s release in each of those countries.
So we have lots of new photos to look forward to still!
Reese is listed to be appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show tomorrow, Friday February 17th, so US fans, check your local listings for times, and tune in!
The official Ellen site has posted a preview video of tomorrow’s show, but the only footage it shows of Reese is from her appearance last year.
Make sure you head on over to iVillage now to watch Reese in her live web chat!! You can ask Reese a question there, through Twitter with the #askreese hashtag, or through Facebook.
The March issue of Empire magazine has a feature on This Means War, with a very funny interview and a nice full page promotional photo. I found some scans on this tumblr, and have added them to our Gallery.
I’ve also added another picture from the cast promotional photoshoot for the film!
• Empire (UK) – March 2012 x4
• This Means War > Promotional Photoshoot x4
As I was expecting, Reese is now lined up for several more TV appearances in the US in the next couple of weeks, as part of her This Means War promotion. The list is below, and the full list of appearances can be seen on our sidebar.
Monday 13th February – David Letterman
Tuesday 14th February – Conan
Wednesday 15th February – Chelsea Lately
Reese’s new UK Glamour magazine cover hits newsstands today, and to promote the occassion, some photos and quotes from the spread have been posted online! Below are the quotes released, and you can find the photos in our Gallery – Reese looks absolutely beautiful!
Also, I posted a few days ago about Reese being in UK Vogue, but I was wrong!! The photo is actually from her UK Glamour spread. Too bad we won’t be treated to a separate spread in Vogue
“Once I turned 35 I felt so much better but the anticipation leading up to it was miserable. It was less, ‘How do I look?’ and more, ‘What do I want to accomplish in life? Is this the career I love? Is this the legacy I want to leave for my kids?’”
“A lot of women who go through different things – like going through a divorce or whatever – talk to me and I always say, ‘You’re going to get through this. I know that sounds simple, but you really are. You’re going to be a different person, but you’ll be a better person.’ You have to look at all sides of everything – really look at your own behaviour. And be clear about the sort of person you want to be. And write it all down. I wish I’d written down more. All these life experiences. The good and the bad – all those feelings,”
“I’m not for it. I’m not against it. I have plenty of friends who do stuff and if it makes you feel good, great. But I don’t think it’s the fix for some sort of unease that you’re having about who you are as a human being. I don’t think I need plastic surgery at this point. Can we just go day-by-day on that one?”
The mother-of-two revealed she works out for an hour five days a week, doing yoga, spinning or running and admitted she has adjusted her diet to keep in shape.
Reese said: “”I don’t worry about it. I have the body I earned. I had two kids and I’m still strong and healthy.
“And you start to have a different respect for your body the older you get. Instead of tearing yourself apart all the time, you start to go ‘Oh wow’.”
“I have this fixation about this black leather The Row purse, but it’s so prohibitively expensive, I will not allow myself to buy it. I literally go to the store to visit it. Too much money – it feels decadent. I can’t wrap my brain around it. If I bought it, I’d only feel upset about it and take it back.”