You’ve already heard actress Reese Witherspoon heap praise upon “Water for Elephants” co-star Robert Pattinson, so it seems only fitting she move on to another squee-inducing celebrity: Justin Bieber.
During tonight’s MTV First: This Means War (airing on MTV at 7:56 p.m. ET followed by a 30-minute interview on MTV.com), the topic of the “Baby” singer’s rumored “Fear” remake came up, and as far as we can tell, Reese has no trepidations about the Biebs tackling her 1997 drama.
“Oh, really?” she asked, apparently hearing the news for the first time. “Fine, great. That’d be cool. Would he be playing me, or is he playing Mark Wahlberg? Is it like a girl who harasses the family, like a stalker who can’t leave him alone? That would be good, right? I mean girls get crazy about him. Yeah, he’s very talented.”
We hadn’t thought of the role reversal before, but dang-it, Reese, if you haven’t hit on a good thing there. We smell a producer credit, for sure.
In addition to her successes as an actress and her respectable reputation, Reese Witherspoon is the envy of millions of Twilighters after working alongside superstar heartthrob Robert Pattinson in not one, but two films — not to mention the fact that she’s kissed him too.
When MTV News caught up with Witherspoon recently as part of “MTV First: This Means War,” we asked her the first thing that comes to mind when she thinks of her “Water for Elephants” and “Vanity Fair” co-star.
“I would say [he is] the hardest-working person I’ve ever worked with, honestly,” she said. “[He’s] professional, hard-working, so appreciative, more grateful than I’ve ever seen anyone for where he is in life.”
Given the fact that Witherspoon has been in the business for decades and experienced every facet of being famous, we asked her to weigh in on the current fan frenzy that surrounds Pattinson wherever he goes and how it may or may not affect a person.
As I posted about last night, Miss Reese attended the red carpet premiere of This Means War in London last night, looking totally stunning! We now know that Reese’s gorgeous green dress was Louis Vuitton, and her shoes were Christian Louboutin.
Today I’ve added another 126 HQs to our Gallery for your viewing pleasure, and there are some great shots in there of Reese striking a pose for the photographers! Further down this post are a few videos with footage and interviews from the premiere.
More HQs from this premiere are still to come…
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As well as the cover of UK Glamour, Reese will also grace the pages of UK Vogue in their March issue! The new photoshoot looks to be quite classic and playful … based on the preview picture I’m posting below!!
Be sure I’ll post more info on this spread as soon as I find anything out…
EDITED on February 2nd: I was wrong! This photo is actually from Reese’s UK Glamour photoshoot.
Reese has just walked the red carpet at the London premiere of This Means War! She shimmered in a gorgeous deep green and black mini dress with her hair long and straight with bangs. She posed with her co-stars Tom Hardy and Chris Pine inside.
I’ve added the first few photos to our Gallery, and will be adding many, many more, including HQs, over the next day, as well as videos and any interesting tidbits and articles from the event.
What do you think of Reese’s look? Tell us in the comments!
EDIT: The first few HQs have now been added! Again, lots more still to come…
The first official clip from This Means War has been released online, entitled ‘Acquire Intel’. It was actually part of the 9 minute preview posted the other day, but in case you want to watch it stand-alone, here it is:
When “This Means War” hits theaters on Valentine’s Day, the Reese Witherspoon action comedy will arrive with a PG-13 rating, TheWrap has confirmed.
Fox, the studio behind the McG film, has trimmed sexual content in the film, and in return the Motion Picture Association of America has removed the R-rating, a spokeswoman for the ratings board said.
In addition to Witherspoon, “This Means War” stars Tom Hardy and Chris Pine. It centers on two CIA agents who compete for the same woman.
Fox lost its appeal on Thursday of the MPAA’s rating.
After hearing statements from Ted Gagliano, president of feature post production for Twentieth Century Fox and from Joan Graves, who chairs the Classification and Rating Administration, the board upheld the R rating due to sexual content.
“This Means War” will now apparently arrive in theaters with a little less steam heat — or at least with the sensuality and sex jokes dialed down a notch or two.
For an appeal to be successful, two-thirds of the board must vote that the rating is “clearly erroneous.”
The board reviews between 800 and 900 movies each year. Usually, fewer than 12 are appealed.
New stills, set photos and international posters for This Means War have just been added to our Gallery:
Reese graces the cover of the March issue of UK Glamour magazine, looking super pretty in an all-new photoshoot! Thanks to tweeter tetcutiepie we have a preview of the cover. I’ll post more photos and info/quotes from the editorial as soon as they are released. I expect more details will be released in the next few days before the magazine hits newsstands at the beginning of February.
Continuing with old movie screencaptures, today I have watched and capped American Psycho for you. Reese plays Evelyn in this 2000 horror/thriller. This was the few Reese movies I’d never seen before so I was glad to watch it finally, and while it’s definitely not one of my favourite movies (far too bloody for me!), I thought it was a fairly interesting take on a male psyche, with some clever sardonic wit. It was again a very, very different project for Reese and she was hilarious!
The recent Elle US interview actually gave us some insights into Reese and director Mary Harron’s casting of her in the project – Harron told the magazine that Reese didn’t want to play the secretary, as was originally intended, because she felt she was too much of a victim. Reese obviously wanted to play a character with more control and zest, something which Evelyn certainly had and a quality that, Reese says, saved Evelyn [I won’t give away a spoiler!]!
I’ve added screencaptures from the film itself, plus the trailer, a (very funny) deleted scene, and the cast interviews.
Have you seen this movie? What did you think of it? It certainly brings up a lot to discuss. Share your thoughts and reviews by posting a comment if you wish…
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• American Psycho > DVD Screencaptures – Deleted Scene: ‘…you want me to … floss with it?’ x27
Check out this super rare treat of Reese talking to MTV way back in 1991 – that’s 21 years ago! I can’t believe Reese has been working in Hollywood for that long, can you?
Unfortunately those outside the US can’t view the video (thanks, MTV), but hopefully there will be some other way for us to get it, and if so I will of course post here.
Reese Witherspoon is slated to sit down with MTV News on Tuesday for an exclusive interview and premiere of a previously unseen clip from her upcoming film “This Means War.” The special, “MTV First: Reese Witherspoon,” will air on Tuesday at 7:56 p.m. ET on MTV.
But before we look to the future, we are going to take a peep at her past. MTV News has uncovered a precious vintage gem, a 1991 interview with the then up-and-comer. “Ever since I was 7,” the already precocious and sassy rookie told MTV News when asked whether she had always had her sights set on a career in Hollywood. “I just thought, I always wanted to do something really outgoing ’cause when I was little I was really kind of quiet, but you know, I’d always be really creative at home and stuff, and finally I started, you know, speaking out and doing little things to impress everybody.”
She further explained that once she had decided that acting was something she wanted to do, she took the necessary steps to make sure she’d be ready for fame and stardom. “I started taking little acting classes and improv classes and, you know, [that] turned out to be what I was going to do,” she said. “I was always going to do something really out there, really far away. Does that make any sense? No, not really.”