I’ve recently got my hands on a copy of The Trumpet Of The Swan, the 2001 animated movie in which Reese voiced beautiful swan Serena, and have now added a few captures of it to the Gallery. There are only a few captures, as we obviously don’t see Reese herself, but I thought it would be a nice addition to our Gallery so you can see what her animated swan looks like. I will be honest and say that I didn’t enjoy the movie for several reasons, and Reese really didn’t have many lines. Still, it’s the last movie to cross off my ‘Reese movies to see’ list, as well as completing our collection of screencaptures from Reese’s films in the Gallery, which is pretty awesome….
…. besides, Desperate Choices, that is, which I am discovering is impossible to find, unfortunately. I have never been able to find it, and I don’t think our former webmistresses were either. I will keep looking out for it though, in the hope that one day we shall find it!
Reese is voicing her support for Naomi Watts and her performance in The Impossible in Entertainment Weekly’s new ‘Consider This’ Oscar featurette. Being a big fan of Naomi Watts myself, I am so excited to see Reese doing this! Reese describes the film so powerfully and eloquently.
To see what Reese is talking about, go and see The Impossible when it hits US theatres on December 21st. Check out international release dates at IMDB.
CONSIDER THIS: Reese Witherspoon’s fan letter to Naomi Watts for ‘The Impossible’
With Academy Awards voting underway, EW’s Prize Fighter is kicking off the “Consider This” series, asking folks with Oscar histories of their own to share their personal favorites of the year. Reese Witherspoon, who won the best actress award in 2006 for Walk the Line, shared with us a letter she wrote to Naomi Watts about her role in The Impossible, playing Maria Belon, a mother of three fighting for her family’s survival in the 2004 tsunami:
I know we don’t know each other well. I hope it’s ok that I am reaching out to you, because I simply could not contain my enthusiasm about your performance in The Impossible.
Wow. Just wow. I was blown away by the film. The story of survival and the incredible images of the tsunami and the performances of the entire cast were astounding. By far, one of the best films I have ever seen in my life.
I could not speak for 24 hours after seeing the film. It was more than a movie. It was a mediation on life and family and humanity. It was fortifying.
Here’s a fun little tidbit – Reese was spotted out having lunch with fellow actress Mindy Kaling a few days ago, and while Mindy won’t confirm or deny whether it was a business meeting or just two friends catching up, she did tell E! that she would love to work with Reese
“Because she’s so sweet and so articulate and well raised, to me it would be really fun to have her play somebody out of control. That would be really fun for me.”
Reese attended the Children’s Defense Fund Annual Beat The Odds Awards in Beverley Hills last night, where she presented Yahydia Iniguez with one of the awards of the night. The CDF Beat The Odds Awards honours young people as explained:
The CDF Beat the Odds program honors outstanding high schools students who have overcome tremendous adversity, demonstrated academic excellence and given back to their communities. Started in 1990, the program identifies and rewards young people who have experienced significant hardship in their lives and supports and trains them to become future leaders in adulthood.
Reese looked super pretty in a black lace Elie Saab cocktail dress with Christian Louboutin heels. She was accompanied to the event by her mum and daughter, although the family were not photographed together (that I am aware of). HQ photos are in our Gallery!
A month or so ago rumours circulated that Reese was going to record a duet with Michael Buble, and now the singer himself has confirmed this is true! Michael Buble told UK morning show Daybreak that “By all accounts it would be true. I just really am a big fan and so myself and my camp, we wanted to do this with her and we were thrilled that she was excited about it, too.”
The duet will appear on Buble’s 6th studio album, which is set for release in 2013.
We will bring you more on this as it comes out!
EDIT: As I continued to go through recent Google news articles on Reese, I came across a more recent one from E! which claims that a “source” confirms to them that this duet is “not happening”. Either way, we’ll keep you posted…
Nick Hornby To Adapt Cheryl Strayed Memoir ‘Wild’ For Reese Witherspoon And River Road
EXCLUSIVE: After seeing so many of his novels turned into films, Nick Hornby is taking on the work of a peer. He has signed to write the script for Wild, the bestselling Cheryl Strayed memoir that Pacific Standard’s Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea have set up with River Road Entertainment’s Bill Pohlad. Witherspoon and Papandrea will produce with Pohlad, who’ll finance development.
In Wild, Strayed tells the inspiring story of a woman who tries to rebuild her shattered life by taking on a mission not seen in film since Forrest Gump ran across the country. Traumatized by the death of her mother and then the breakup of her marriage, Strayed made the impulsive decision to try regaining her mojo by taking on an 1100-mile solo hike along the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State. Despite no experience in long-distance hiking, she succeeded and in the process pulled herself back together. Wild is among several female-driven projects that Witherspoon and Papandrea have put in development since they formed Pacific Standard last March; others include the Gillian Flynn novel Gone Girl, Mitch Larson’s Pennyroyal’s Boot Camp, and Pharm Girl. Just as important, Wild creates an opportunity for Witherspoon to play a strong heroine, the role she shines in most brightly.
After premiering at Cannes earlier this year, Reese’s upcoming movie Mud will now also screen at the Sundance Film Festival in January! Let’s hope she will make her first trip to the indie fest for 17 years 😉
Sundance 2013: 3 Noncompetition Category Lineups Unveiled
Films featuring Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon and Jon Cryer will play at the festival in Park City.
The Sundance Film Festival unveiled on Thursday the selections for three noncompetition categories that often produce films that become crowd favorites and which this year feature such stars as Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon and Jon Cryer.
The festival’s Spotlight section, comprised mostly of international films, focuses on movies that will have screened elsewhere before the festival; Park City at Midnight includes horror, action and other genre films; while New Frontier showcases experimental cinema and also features art installation.
The selections for the 11-day festival’s two remaining noncompetition categories will be announced Dec. 3. In addition to Park City, films will be screened in Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The festival runs Jan. 17-27.
There are also a handful of big names appearing in Spotlight and Park City at Midnight films. McConaughey and Witherspoon star in Jeff Nichols’ Mud, about two boys who encounter a fugitive and help him evade bounty hunters. The film is screening in the Spotlight section. Park City at Midnight film Ass Backwards, which features Vincent D’Onofrio, Alicia Silverstone and Cryer, centers on two loveable losers who take a road trip to their hometown to claim the beauty pageant crown that eluded them as children. The film is from director Chris Nelson and screenwriters June Diane Raphael and Casey Wilson, who also star in the comedy.
This year, 113 feature-length films representing 32 countries were selected for Sundance; the haul includes projects from 51 first-time filmmakers — including 27 films that are in competition. These projects were selected from 12,146 submissions, 429 more than last year. There are 16 films in both the U.S. dramatic and documentary competition sections, and 12 films in both the world cinema dramatic and documentary sections.
Mud / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Jeff Nichols) — Two teenage boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the bounty hunters on his trail and reunite him with his true love. Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Reese Witherspoon. North American Premiere
The Hollywood Reporter has a new article about three of Hollywood’s current most popular authors and the stars who are bringing their books to the big screen. Gillian Flynn, who wrote Gone Girl – which Reese bought the film rights too – is one of the authors, and poses alongside Reese for a photoshoot for the publication.
See the photo in our Gallery and read the blurb that came with it below. Read THR’s interview with Gillian Flynn at their website (there is no mention of Reese in it).
Gillian Flynn and Reese Witherspoon, Stephenie Meyer and ‘The Host’ Cast: Authors With Their Stars
Three of The Hollywood Reporter’s most powerful authors pose with the talent who will bring their characters to life.
Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl drew the attention of Reese Witherspoon, who read the novel before it was even published on a recommendation from screenwriter Leslie Dixon. Witherspoon says she was impressed with the way Flynn was able to effectively tell the story from both male and female perspectives while also employing a nonlinear structure. “It’s just an incredible feat that Gillian was able to accomplish,” she says. “You really can’t anticipate where it’s going, but it’s one of those books you can’t stop reading.” The adaptation rights went to Fox in a summer auction for a reported $1.5 million; Witherspoon, Bruna Papandrea and Dixon are producing.
Trips: You are an incubus. A hell-spawned incubus.
Ivy: Only a male can be an incubus. If anything, I’m a succubus.
Trips: Yeah, you got the ‘suck’ part right.
Yes, today we have screencaptures from another of Reese’s wisecracking 90’s classics – this time, Overnight Delivery! Reese played Ivy in this movie, alongside Paul Rudd as Trips, and it is definitely one of my favourite Reese movies. It’s a funny, wild and madcap road-trip movie, and Reese and Paul Rudd are both hilarious in it and have such great chemistry. It’s too bad they didn’t make a sequel showing their journey home/wherever else Ivy planned to take them 😉 I wish this movie was more readily available. As such, I have searched high and low and the only screencaptures I could make from this film were small and not the best of quality, unfortunately. However I am still happy to be able to add caps from this film at all, so I hope you enjoy them too.
If you haven’t seen Overnight Delivery yet then I’d definitely recommend trying to track down a copy to watch!
After making screencaptures from the recent Ellen appearance (see the update below – don’t miss it!) I noticed I still had to add screencaptures from Reese’s appearance on Letterman earlier this year, so I have now done that. Reese looked really beautiful in a little red dress – I think it looks much nicer here than it did when she was pictured arriving at the studios. The interview was brilliant – I love hearing Reese talk about her kids and her mum, and the stories she told were hilarious. Watch/re-watch the interview here.
And here are the screencaptures of a very pretty and expressive Reese:
A couple of months ago Reese made a quick appearance in the ‘Tea Time with Sophia Grace & Rosie’ feature on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. Reese played along with the fun, and even got to put a ballerina tutu and tiara on – adorable! The segment is so funny and sweet – give it a watch below, and find screencaptures in our Gallery
(September 12th) Plus, it’s the two most adorable girls in daytime television in their very own segment! SOPHIA GRACE & ROSIE are inviting some of the biggest stars in Hollywood over for tea! They’re kicking off our brand new segment on their very own set with the uncompromisingly charming REESE WITHERSPOON! It’s the first ever “Tea Time with Sophia Grace & Rosie!”
She’s the mom of an 8-year-old herself, so Reese had no problem connecting with our two pint-sized hosts. See what the A-lister had to talk to them about over tea!
Keen-eyed visitors will notice that I updated the Gallery with a new-old photo of Reese last weekend – the picture was taken for the New York Times in 1998 whilst Reese was promoting Pleasantville. It’s a simple but pretty picture of Reese, and a rare one too.
See the photo in the Gallery, and read the accompanying interview from 1998 below.
THE NEW SEASON/FILM: UP AND COMING: Reese Witherspoon; Commitment, Success and the Age of Ambivalence
September 13, 1998
DISCUSSING her career recently, the actress Reese Witherspoon felt compelled to make a confession. ”I use this threat, whenever I get disappointed with the movie business,” she said, lowering her voice and narrowing her cornflower-blue eyes ominously. ”I say, ‘This is it — I’m going to med school!’ I would love to be a pediatric surgeon.” Chatting in a TriBeCa restaurant, Ms. Witherspoon veered from such pensive asides to moments in which she spoke giddily, even rhapsodically, about life as a fledgling 22-year-old movie star.
In one breath, she would gush about how exciting it was to work with Paul Newman and Susan Sarandon in the thriller ”Twilight,” released earlier this year, or to act opposite her boyfriend, Ryan Phillippe, in the forthcoming ”Cruel Intentions,” an updating of ”Les Liaisons Dangereuses.” In the next, she would lament the way that the news media glorify her profession. ”I’m so tired of reading about these ridiculous actors and their ridiculous lives,” she said, sounding convincingly jaded.
The women that Ms. Witherspoon has played on screen, particularly in smaller films like 1995’s ”Fear” and ”Freeway,” have also been complex, sometimes contradictory creatures; and the four characters she will introduce this fall and winter prove no exception.