VIDEO: Reese Witherspoon: When I Realized I Was Becoming Like My Mother
The This Means War star dishes on parenting and why she decided to embrace her inner sexy action hero
As much as they try to avoid it, most women find a moment after they have kids when they realize they just might be turning into their mom. And for Reese Witherspoon, it was no different.
“It’s usually something while you’re parenting,” the star of This Means War (in theaters Feb. 17) tells iVillage exclusively. “A phrase slips out like, ‘Because I said so.’ And then you go, ‘Oh, that sounds like my mother.'”
The 35-year-old mom of two (she has Ava, 12, and Deacon, 8, from her marriage to Ryan Phillippe) also admits that she’s still struggling to find a balance between career and motherhood — even now that her kids are getting older. “At every age it’s a different set of difficulties. Certain things get easier, certain things get harder.”
Watch our exclusive video interview with the actress and her sexy costars, Chris Pine and Tom Hardy, to find out the one thing Witherspoon’s new hubby, Jim Toth, did not do to woo her — and to hear why Pine says his favorite chick flick is Lady and the Tramp.
This Means War star Chelsea Handler may be single — but don’t expect to see her describing herself as a “blond comedian who loves long walks on the beach.” The actress says she won’t be making an online dating profile anytime soon.
“Oh my God, I don’t know if I could ever date online,” she tells iVillage exclusively. “I don’t like dating to begin with. Dating is just too awkward. You can’t just like meet for coffee — it’s just too weird. And I can’t do it sober!”
But the one person Handler will hang out with sober is her BFF (and costar in her upcoming comedy, in theaters Feb. 17) Reese Witherspoon. “The last couple times we hung out we haven’t even had drinks,” says Handler, 36. “She said to me the other night, ‘God, we’re having a lot of sober time together. We better get refocused in the new year.'”
Watch our exclusive video to find out why Witherspoon refuses to drive up Handler’s driveway and why Handler “feels more comfortable” talking to the film’s director, McG, when his hand is on her boob.
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.
Reesse continued her talk show rounds last night, appearing on Conan promoting This Means War. Unfortunately I can’t find an embeddable version of the full interview yet, but I will keep looking! For now, below are a couple of clips from the interview.
I will add screencaps from the full interview in the coming days, so check back for them.
There were plenty of choices on Valentine’s Day–including previews of 20th Century Fox’s Reese Witherspoon-Chris Pine-Tom Hardy action comedy This Means War. And in select cities across the country, Paramount and Fox held free screenings of Titanic in 3D (screenings were also held overseas). The Titanic re-release doesn’t officially open in theaters until April 4.
Previews of This Means War in 2,500 theaters generated a strong $1.7 million in previews, with hundreds of theaters reporting sel out shows. Top locations included theaters in Los Angeles, Oklahoma Theaters, Salt Lake City, Boston, New York, Seattle and El Paso.
This Means War officially debuts nationwide on Friday.
This Means War star Reese Witherspoon celebrated Valentine’s Day on the set of Conan last night. Getting in the spirit, Reese shared her celebrity crushes — girl crushes, that is!
“I have a girl crush on Rachel Bilson because I think she’s so cute,” Reese told Conan O’Brien on his show. “I also have a major girl crush on Jennifer Aniston. But, I mean, doesn’t everybody have a girl crush on Jennifer Aniston?”
“Dogs have crushes on Jeninfer Aniston,” Reese Joked. “There are dogs that are like, ‘I wish it were me in Marley & Me. She’s so cute.’ ”
But Reese’s crush shouldn’t come as a surprise. She recently revealed her crush while presenting Jen an award. “I played her younger sister on Friends mainly so I could meet Jennifer Aniston,” she explained. “She’s just so lovable and amazing.”
Reese also admitted she is in love with Pinterest!
“From what I can sort of see, it’s mainly for women and it’s mainly just a collection of the most amazing, wonderful craftiness on Earth!” she gushed.
Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy, Chelsea Handler and director McG from ‘This Means War’ get downright foul-mouthed in the best way possible in this episode of Fanswers. Your questions got them very rowdy friends…and it makes us all the more excited to watch the movie!
Reese, Tom and Chris interviewed each other for Cinemax’s 60 Seconds interview series – watch below:
Reese Witherspoon interviews Chris Pine and Tom Hardy.
Chris Pine and Tom Hardy interview Reese Witherspoon.