Reese Witherspoon has revealed she only makes about one movie a year because she is not happy with the quality of roles available.
Reese Witherspoon says there aren’t enough “great movies” for her to do more than one a year.
The ‘How Do You Know’ star tries to strike a steady balance between the films she makes and her two children – Ava, 11, and seven-year-old Deacon, with former husband Ryan Phillippe – so tries to restrict the number of roles she takes on.
She said: “I try not to do more than one movie a year, just because there’s not that many great movies to do and also it’s hard for me to be away from my children for too long.
“It’s a big commitment, and then you have to sell the film, too. After that, I don’t have a lot of rules. I try not to put too much restriction on it because you never know what’s going to come into your life.”
Reese, 34, also claimed it is important for all of Hollywood’s A-list actresses to support each other.
She added to Total Film: “I think it’s important that we all support each other. And the better one woman does, the better all women do.
“The better Sarah Jessica Parker’s movie opens, the better it is for Julia Roberts and myself and all the girls coming up. It’s important that we all support each other.”
(I’m pretty sure these are old quotes, but it can’t help to be reminded of Reese’s wonderful down-to-earth-ness!)
Reese Witherspoon has confessed she has a “little bit of that over-achiever syndrome”.
The 34-year-old star has had a hugely successful Hollywood career so far, appearing in hit films such as Cruel Intentions, Legally Blonde and Walk the Line. She also has her own production company called Type A Productions, and admits the name stems from her desire to push herself and be the best she can be.
“It’s a childhood nickname. My mother used to call me Little Miss Type A,” she replied when Total Film asked how she acquired the name for the business.
“I like to be organised, I like to push myself. I probably do have a little bit of that over-achiever syndrome.”
As well as being a successful film actress and producer, Reese is also a devoted mother to 11-year-old daughter Ava and seven-year-old son Deacon, her children with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe. The star believes she has instilled good manners in her children, something she considers fundamental in life.
“I’m strict with my kids, too. I believe in ‘Please’ and ‘Thank you’ and being kind and respecting your elders. I make them write thank you notes. It’s important. Those things were instilled in me and have really been helpful in my life,” added the actress.
Reese Witherspoon admits she had “a lot of flaws”. The ‘Water For Elephants’ actress has parts of herself that she doesn’t like, and despite her beauty and fame, insists she isn’t perfect.
When asked if she considers herself to have flaws, she replied: “How long do you have? It’s a long list. Shall I go alphabetically? A, annoying. B, belligerent… Yeah, I have a lot of flaws. There are a parts of myself I could do without.”
One of the things the 34-year-old beauty admits is a flaw is her inability to stop over thinking things, though she has learned to calm herself through exercise.
She explained to Total Film magazine: “I ruminate a lot. I’m always in my head, thinking and thinking. Sometimes that can be counterproductive, so when I do put on my running shoes and go run it helps.”
Despite admitting her constant thinking can be frustrating, the ‘How Do You Know’ actress it can be advantageous for helping her come up with ideas for her production company, Type A.
She added: “I’m kind of a daydreamer. I’ll come up with an idea and then I talk to my producing partners and we try and find the right writers or directors who are interested in doing the material.”
Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon has said that working with an elephant in her upcoming movie Water For Elephants was one of the best experiences of her career.
The Legally Blonde star loved working alongside the animal as it was both dangerous and challenging, Contactmusic reported.
“It was one of the best experiences of my career. I worked with her for three months just training. I had to get into shape – I had no harness, no safety equipment, nothing.”
“It was literally just me and the elephant and I had to climb onto her. She’s 10 feet tall and over 900lbs, and it was this exercise in trust. It’s a really beautiful thing where you learn to communicate with a creature non-verbally. She’s the big star of the movie,” Witherspoon said.
The film sees the actress essaying the role of a circus performer whose horse dies, putting her act in jeopardy, until her husband buys her an elephant.
The 34-year-old actress added that the giant creature helps bring her character closer to co-star Robert Pattinson in the film.
“Robert Pattinson’s character comes in and he’s a vet and we end up being very interested in each other. It’s very romantic and beautiful,” she added.
Reese Witherspoon may be an Oscar-winner, but she insists her worldwide success hasn’t made her extravagant. Instead, she has kept the principles of her frugal upbringing in New Orleans, Louisiana.
She explained: “I’m pretty good with money. I’m really thrifty. I grew up in a really thrifty family so i don’t spend a lot of money on things that are frivolous.
“I have a house, two cars, I have a regular life.”
While she says she leads a “regular life,” 34-year-old Reese — who recently announced her engagement to Hollywood agent Jim Toth — recently splashed out on a barn for the pets she keeps with her children.
She said: “I’m building a barn. I think it’s cool. I really do have animal friends, I have donkeys, I have goats, I have pigs.
“I wanted the donkeys to be called Honky Tonk and Badonkadonk but the kids weren’t so into it.
“Do I milk them? No. The goats are kind of worthless. They’re pretty nasty and don’t do anything. But I have chickens and they provide eggs.”
I’ve added another 60 HQs from Wednesday’s How Do You Know photocall in Berlin! Some of these are HQ replacements of pictures we previously had, and the rest are completely new to the site. There are some great shots in there.
For the fashion fans, Reese is wearing a Giambattista Valli dress with a necklace by Irene Neuwirth and Prada shoes.
Reese is now in Paris, so hopefully we’ll get a premiere or photocall from there over the weekend (or even tonight!).
– Public Appearances > Events in 2011 > “How Do You Know” Berlin Photocall
Sony Pictures have released some video footage from Wednesday’s How Do You Know Photocall in Berlin. It’s pretty funny hearing the photographers shouting at her and telling her where to look … Miss Reese is a pro at it by now though
Screencaps coming soon!
Way back last December Reese appeared on Letteman to promote How Do You Know (watch the video here), and I have now added exclusive HD screencaps from the appearance for you! These are thanks to my ever-amazing friend Brianne. Reese looks absolutely gorgeous (love the red dress!) and is as animated and funny as ever.
– TV & Interviews > Talk Shows > Talk Shows from 2010 > Letterman – December 10th 2010
Robert Pattinson’s new movie, Water For Elephants has had its UK release date pushed back from April to May.
The movie, which also stars Reese Witherspoon is based on the best-selling novel by Sara Gruen and is directed by I Am Legend’s Francis Lawrence.
The movie is set in the Great Depression and tells the story of Jacob, a poor veterinary student who begins work for a travelling circus.
The movie was due for release on April 22 but has now been pushed back to May 4 in the UK and Ireland.
For our 3rd update of the day, I have a nice little photoshoot treat for you! Thanks to my friend Maria, I’ve been able to add 6 gorgeous out-takes from the photoshoot Reese did for Entertainment Weekly late last year. Reese looks stunning in them! These photos were obtained for Glamour Reese Witherspoon, so please enjoy them here and don’t repost elsewhere.
We still don’t have scans from this magazine, so if anyone is willing to help out and contribute them then please give me a shout! Otherwise I’ll scan my copy when I finally get my scanner fixed
I’ve also added a few new magazine clippings from this year, all contributed by Mirik. One of these clippings includes a new photoshoot image of Reese that I hadn’t seen before. Hopefully we’ll get to see more from that shoot in the near future.
EDIT: Thanks to Maria we have an additional 10 photos from the Entertainment Weekly photoshoot! All just as stunning as the previous 6!