As a circus performer in the 2011 drama Water for Elephants, Reese Witherspoon gets in the ring with her film paramour, movie veterinarian Robert Pattinson.
“I’m not gonna lie. He’s a very, very handsome man,” Witherspoon tells USA TODAY’s Donna Freydkin.
The two had co-starred in the 2004 costume drama Vanity Fair. And yes, times have changed for Pattinson, who’s now a reluctant heartthrob thanks to the blockbuster Twilight movie series.
“The fervor and madness and girls waiting at 5 a.m. on a set in the middle of nowhere just to see him,” recalls Witherspoon, of their shoot. “He’s sweet and loving and has the nicest family. Kristen (Stewart, Pattinson’s girlfriend) is really sweet, too. He’s a very sensitive soul. He worked really hard. He looks great in the movie, too.”
Her daughter Ava, 11, met Pattinson, but wasn’t smitten because she hasn’t read the books yet. Witherspoon thought she was too young. “I really liked them, me and all my 30-year-old friends! I love the books,” she says.
As for Witherspoon, does she have it written into her contracts that all her costars have to be hunky males?
“I do. How did you find that out? Someone’s gotta do it. It’s like America’s Test Kitchen, but for making out with hot co-stars. I do it for the girls. I love my job. They’re all really good guys. And I know all their girlfriends,” she smiles.
Reese is scheduled to appear on the following US TV shows in the coming weeks, to promote How Do You Know:
Friday December 10th – Late Show With David Letterman
Thursday December 16th – Live With Regis & Kelly
Friday December 17th – The Ellen Degeneres Show
We’ll keep you updated on any further appearances!
We previously reported that the premiere for How Do You Know will be held on Monday 13th December, well if you are in the area you are now able to purchase tickets for the premiere and after-party here!
A new clip has been posted here. The scene the clip is of does not actually feature Reese, but there is a small TV spot-type thing at the end of it that does have new footage of Reese, so give it a watch!
How Do You Know is of course on Facebook, and as well as the Official Movie Page, you can now also ‘Like’ the 4 main characters from the film, including Reese’s ‘Lisa’. Follow the characters on Facebook – Lisa, George, Matty and Charles.
As posted about before, Reese was honoured with a Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame yesterday, and I now have more coverage from the event for you! There are literally hundreds of photos from this event, so while I work on sorting them out I have added the first batch of 32 photos to the Gallery for you. Reese looks her usual pretty and elegant self, wearing a Dolce & Gabbana dress from the Cruise 2011 collection, with red patent leather peep toe Jimmy Choo pumps and a gold and pave diamond bangle from Bochic. It’s really wonderful seeing her attend the event with her kids, and she made it a real family affair with her parents, brother, sister-in-law and nieces all accompanying her, alongside her boyfriend Jim Toth! Even making an appearance was her co-star from Legally Blonde, Bruiser Woods (well, it was probably a look-a-like )!
So, below is a link to our first lot of photos, and continue reading further down the post for articles, quotes and videos from the event.
Make sure you check back tomorrow for lots more gorgeous photos from this proud day for Reese!
- Public Appearances > Events in 2010 > Receiving her Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame
Children’s Defense Fund honors Reese Witherspoon and Marian Wright-Edelman at its 20th Annual “Beat the Odds” Awards Ceremony at the Beverly Hills Hotel. 6:30 PM start.
Reese is currently in attendance at the event to honour her with a Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star, and photos have started to surface! Reese looks pretty in a little black dress with red dots, and, in a surprise move, has her kids with her! Also with her are her parents Betty & John, her boyfriend Jim Toth, and directors James L. Brooks (How Do You Know) and James Mangold (Walk The Line!). It’s great to see Reese celebrating this special day with her family.
Below are a few preview photos from the event – there are bound to be many, many photos around from this event, so I will leave you with these previews for now, and be back with full coverage from the event for you tomorrow! Be sure to check back for all that wonderful Reese goodness!
And congratulations once again to Reese on her Star!
Reese will be receiving her Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame later today, but before that event starts, I have a couple of other updates for you.
Last week the first official photo from Water For Elephants was released, and it shows all 3 main characters – Reese as Marlena, Robert Pattinson as Jacob, and Christoph Waltz as August. This image appears to be some kind of poster or flyer to announce the release of movie tie-in versions of the book, a paperback of which will be released at the beginning of March 2011. Read more further down this post below the image preview.
We also have an official synopsis for the film:
As a young man, Jacob Jankowski (Robert Pattinson) was tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. It was the early part of the great Depression, and for Jacob, now ninety, the circus world he remembers was both his salvation and a living hell. A veterinary student just shy of a degree, he was put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie.
It was there that he met Marlena (Reese Witherspoon), the beautiful equestrian star married to August (Christoph Waltz), the charismatic but twisted animal trainer. And he met Rosie, an un-trainable elephant who was the great gray hope for this third-rate traveling show. The bond that grew among this unlikely trio was one of love and trust, and, ultimately, it was their only hope for survival.
Water For Elephants is currently scheduled for release in the US on April 15th 2011, and in the UK a week later on April 22nd.
- Movies > Water For Elephants > Posters & Artwork
What a perfect start to the magazine year – Reese graces the cover of the January 2011 issue of US Glamour, with an interesting new interview inside and a red-hot new photoshoot. Reese is promoting How Do You Know! You can view the cover to your left, and I’ve added the photoshoot pictures to the Gallery. Read the full interview under the cut.
If anyone can provide Glamour Reese Witherspoon with a full set of scans from this interview then please get in touch! We’d all be very grateful!
- Studio Photoshoots > Photoshoots from 2010 > 2010 – Session #002
Reese Witherspoon: Hot, Happy and Having a Blast
Reese Witherspoon has starred in 25 films (and produced five), birthed two kids and won an Oscar. So why does it seem like Reese’s life is just beginning? She talks to Glamour about men, moves and finding her mojo. Read the interview, then check out the pics from her photo shoot.
by Skip Hollandsworth
Reese Witherspoon walks into Cookshop, a restaurant in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood, bearing a gift: a small box of chocolates. When I say I’ll always cherish them, she cocks her head, levels her blue eyes on me and cheerfully snaps, “You’d better eat them.” At the age of 34, she is as tiny as a kitten, barely 5’2”. But it doesn’t take long to realize there is nothing fragile about her. She whips off her gray sock hat, orders chicken soup and is soon recounting the seven months she spent training with the UCLA softball team to prepare for her latest romantic comedy, How Do You Know, in which she plays a former star athlete transitioning out of her twenties. Witherspoon, too, went through a significant transition as she entered her thirties: a divorce from actor Ryan Phillippe, the father of her two children. Afterward, she took a break from acting; a two-year relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal came to an end in 2009. But now she is quietly involved with Hollywood agent Jim Toth (who, at press time, she tells Glamour she’s not engaged to) and back to working full-time. And she’s ready to open up. Maybe it was all that softball, but Witherspoon happily took a swing at every question thrown at her.
Angela Bassett has joined Fox’s “This Means War” alongside Chris Pine, Tom Hardy and Reese Witherspoon, with McG directing.
The action/romantic comedy centers on two best friends and international spies who fall in love with the same woman and declare war on each other.
Producers are Will Smith, James Lassiter, Robert Simonds, Witherspoon and Simon Kinberg.
Bassett will play the boss to Pine and Hardy’s characters who has dedicated her entire life to the spy business and has no life outside the CIA.
She will next be seen in Sony’s wedding comedy “Jumping the Broom,” due out May 6, and Warner’s “Green Lantern,” opening June 17.
ABC and the Mark Gordon Co. are developing a television pilot, “One Police Plaza,” for Bassett to star in as the first female police commissioner in New York City.
Big thanks goes to Kellyann for sharing a link in the previous post that has a date for the world premiere of How Do You Know! The stars will be walking the red carpet to promote How Do You Know on Monday December 13th at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. My guess is that Reese will be in attendance, and if she is then you can count on Glamour Reese Witherspoon to bring you all the coverage!