Reese Witherspoon has had “the talk” about domestic violence with her children. The Global Ambassador for Avon’s efforts to help domestic violence victims spoke at the World Conference of Women’s Shelters in Washington, D.C. (March 1)
Reese Witherspoon chats with Access about teaming up with Avon for their “Speak Out Against Domestic Violence” campaign. Why did she choose to get involved with this project?
Reese Witherspoon doesn’t know “anything” about raising teenagers.
The actress has two children with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe – 12-year-old Ava and Deacon, eight. Reese has confessed that parenting has become harder now that her daughter Ava is growing up and the star has turned to friends for advice.
“I don’t think you can get a real tattoo at 13 – but yeah you can ask for one!” Reese laughed during an interview with UK TV show Daybreak when asked if Ava has talked about getting a tattoo yet. “Fortunately we haven’t had that discussion. I don’t know anything about teenagers, so I am on big learning curve here.
“This is the time where I start asking all my friends who have kids who are older, ‘What do you do about the cell phone?’ ‘What are your rules about the computer? Oh OK.’ ‘Is she allowed to go out with friends or not?’ I learn a lot from other mothers.”
The 35-year-old married Hollywood agent Jim Toth last year. Reese is very happy with her family life and enjoys seeing her kids developing their own personalities. However, she admits they are learning so fast at school that she is struggling to keep up.
“I think it’s great to have older children, there is a little bit of sadness that they are growing up and walking away from you,” she explained. “But it kind of changes the whole dynamic – we have really funny dinner conversations now.
“They know more about certain topics than I ever knew and certainly I can’t keep up with their homework any more. My daughter asked me something about famous composers, I have no idea what she is talking about. That is kind of nice, it’s like I am learning from them. It is nice being a mom to older kids, but I like babies too. I hug all my girlfriends’ babies. They are so stinking cute.”
In an exclusive interview, Reese revealed that Daniel Craig was her favourite James Bond. Ours too. Have you SEEN those blue swimming trunks?!
Reese said: “He’s a good Bond. That’s the rough and tumble kind of Bond,” she said, gazing off into the distance and imagining Daniel Craig.
Reese was joined by her This Means War co-star Chris Pine, and seeing as the film is about two guys fighting over a girl, Yahoo! Movies asked them about their thoughts on whether it’s ever OK to date a friend’s ex.
“I think you’d have to be really into the girl,” Chris said. “You’d have to really think that this was a special thing to fight your friend over.”
Reese agreed. “Isn’t there a code? Bros before h**? Or chicks before d**** is the girls’ version.”
While we have a break in This Means War promotion, and my Reese update roll is continuing, I thought I’d get in another movie screencapture update. So today I have uploaded screencaptures from the How Do You Know DVD extras. There were a few extras on my DVD, although the bloopers were released back during promotion for the film, and I’m fairly certain I’ve seen at least one of the deleted scenes before. Still, I’m very glad they put something on the DVD, it always makes it more fun to receive your copy.
We’ll have super pretty HD caps from the movie itself up over the weekend, time permitting, but for now, enjoy these extras…
• How Do You Know > DVD Screencaptures – Deleted Scene: Stair Hopping x51
• How Do You Know > DVD Screencaptures – Deleted Scene: Anxiety Attack x50
• How Do You Know > DVD Screencaptures – Bloopers x63
• How Do You Know > DVD Screencaptures – Extra Innings x286
• How Do You Know > DVD Screencaptures – Menu’s x22
As the Global Ambassador for the Avon Foundation, Reese Witherspoon knows that in the U.S. and worldwide, one in three women will experience domestic violence in their lifetimes. As a mother, she wants her kids to know that, too.
“We talk about domestic violence and what that means,” Witherspoon, 35, told PEOPLE Tuesday at the 2nd World Conference of Women’s Shelters in Washington, D.C., about educating her own family.
“Although the concept is somewhat foreign to them, they’re starting to understand that this happens to families in our country and all throughout the world.”
Witherspoon’s two children – daughter Ava, 12, and son Deacon, 8 – have also talked with their mother about a recent public case: the felony assault by Chris Brown on then-girlfriend Rihanna in February 2009, after which he pleaded guilty.
“My daughter knows what happened. My son knows as well,” says the Oscar winner. “We talk about what is abuse. I think it’s important to talk to our daughters – and our sons – in order to educate them at an early age about what’s appropriate and what is absolutely not acceptable.”
Luckily for Witherspoon, she’s found herself in a happy relationship and marriage with husband Jim Toth. The couple’s first wedding anniversary is next month.
“I don’t know what we’re doing, but I’m very excited!” she says. “It happened so fast – it all went so quickly.”
In a seven-figure preemptive deal, Sony Pictures is collaborating with Ryan Murphy on One Hit Wonders, a musical comedy pitch that will be written as a star vehicle for Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Cameron Diaz, Beyonce and Andy Samberg.
Murphy is attached to direct, and he will write the script with his Glee cohorts Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan. Murphy will produce with Paltrow (who has practically become a Glee cast member) and the latter makes her debut as a producer on this film. Murphy hopes to direct it after he completes The Normal Heart.
Paltrow, Witherspoon and Diaz will play three singers who each scored a top hit song in the 1990s before watching their careers go down the drain. They decide to form a super group. Samberg and his Lonely Island cohorts will be involved in generating music for the film, I’m told. The project came out of a dinner Murphy had at the Soho House with Paltrow, Diaz and Witherspoon. They wanted to do something fun together and kicked around ideas until they settled on One Hit Wonders. Murphy, who made Eat Pray Love with Sony Pictures chief Amy Pascal, took the pitch to her. Pascal bought it 10 minutes in. They are working the deals right now. Murphy previously made a big deal with Sony for a follow-up picture he’ll direct with Julia Roberts starring. Sony’s Elizabeth Cantillon and Hannah Minghella will steer the project.
UPDATE: Beyonce’s camp says that she isn’t attached to One Hit Wonders, so perhaps this was a bit of over-exuberance on the part of the filmmakers. Still a crazy good cast if you ask me.
Amongst the multitude of screencaptures added yesterday, I also spent a bit of time browsing for new Avon photos and adverts and so we have some new additions in our Gallery. They are mainly from various new/recent eBrochures available online, and feature some fantastic new pictures, including advertising for the new Shine Attract product and a new empowerment necklace.
• Avon E-Brochures x6 new albums
Seeing as it’s a leap year day today, I thought I’d sneak in one more screencapture update … and because I forgot to include it in previous posts Adding to the many, many screencaps I’ve added today, we now have some from the recently released flashback snippet ET posted from their first interview with Reese back in 1991. Find the video here and captures in the Gallery. Isn’t she adorable?