Chris Pine, Reese Witherspoon ‘This Means War’ interview
Reese Witherspoon finds herself torn between two men in Charlie’s Angels director McG’s latest movie This Means War.
Tom Hardy and Chris Pine are the suitors competing for her affections, and to add an extra twist to proceedings they’re both best friends who happen to be highly-trained CIA field agents.
Witherspoon and Pine sat down with Digital Spy to discuss early roles (“She’d seen me in ER,” quips Pine), Hardy’s love for mixed martial arts and weigh in on the age-old Star Trek debate: Captain James T Kirk vs. Captain Jean-Luc Picard.
Pine admitted that his character’s desire to impress Witherspoon’s Lauren spilled over off-screen with Hardy.
“I think guys naturally do that when there’s a beautiful woman around,” he said.
“There’s the inclination to out-charm the other, so Tom threw his best English accent at it and I tried to impress her with my hair.”
This Means War opens in UK cinemas on March 2.
Reese Witherspoon’s parents were proud of her when they realised she wasn’t going to be an unemployed actress.
The Hollywood star is one of the most successful in the business, having won an Oscar for her role in Walk the Line and appeared in countless blockbusters.
She always knew she wanted to act and her family were supportive, although she thinks her mother and father only relaxed properly when she started booking big jobs.
“My parents would have loved me to become a doctor but they knew deep down that acting was in my blood,” she explained. “I think I made them both very proud of me when I started getting big roles and they could see I wasn’t going to be unemployed.”
The 35-year-old actress was born in Louisiana and initially her background went against her. Movie bosses were unsure of her southern accent but she now sees that time as a positive one.
“Oh, big time! I was treated like a second-class citizen because I had an accent,” she told Look magazine. “That taught me to become assertive – something I really lacked in my personality. I would never have gone anywhere in this business by being shy and retiring.”
Reese Witherspoon is indecisive about her movie roles.
The actress is currently promoting her new movie This Means War alongside Chris Pine and Tom Hardy. She has appeared in a wealth of blockbusters throughout her successful career including Legally Blonde, Walk the Line and Cruel Intentions.
Although Reese has a glittering Hollywood career, the 35-year-old star still struggles when choosing which projects to take on.
“In my life when I am deciding what movies to do I will just wring my hands, just really ruminate about things over and over,” she told UK TV show Daybreak.
“I am not very decisive at all, I can’t commit to a vacation until the very last minute, ‘Should we go there?’ I don’t know…’ I don’t know why.”
Reese discussed what she hopes to do next after promotion for This Means War ends. The blonde star proved her indecisiveness when she revealed that she currently weighing up her options.
“I don’t know…. I am trying to decide between two movies!” she exclaimed.
“What am I going to do next? It comes back round… I don’t know what to do next.”
Reese Witherspoon feels ‘a lot sexier’ than she ever has.
The 35-year-old actress – who married Hollywood agent Jim Toth last year – doesn’t think she looks ‘so bad’ these days and has learned to respect herself more as she has gotten older.
She said: ‘I feel much better about myself, actually. When you get older you start to have respect for yourself and value certain things and choices you’ve made in your life that have given you strength.
‘I’m much more comfortable with who I am and I’m even thinking that I don’t look so bad. I feel a lot sexier these days than I ever have.’
Despite feeling good about herself, Reese – who has children Ava, 12, and eight-year-old Deacon from her marriage to Ryan Phillippe – finds dating ‘nerve-wracking’, but she is unsure why.
The blonde beauty added: ‘I find dating nerve-wracking, and, really, I don’t know why. I pretty much went from being married and then I was married again.”
Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine explain why their latest comedy ‘This Means War’ is a good date movie, while director McG reveals viewers might get different endings in different cinemas. (Feb. 28)
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.”