There is a short video interview with Reese on People.com, check it out, the article is below. Captures and a downloadable file will come when we have time.
Reese Witherspoon and Christina Ricci have similar outlooks on dealing with very different struggles – just let it go.
In addition to producing and acting in the new flick Penelope, Witherspoon, 31, is also juggling single-motherhood. She tells the Associated Press that cutting herself some slack is the only way to get through.
It was reported some months ago, that Reese was approached to play Amelia Earhart in Night at the Museum 2: Escape from the Smithsonian. It seems the role has officially gone to the lovely Amy Adams instead, it was rumored they were both being approached for two different characters so it seems that wasn’t the case. Many of the original cast are set to return. And there’s other fun folks too who haven’t officially signed on yet playing historical figures.
She might be a tad shy about cracking the whip on set but Reese Witherspoon is every bit the shot-caller.
“I hate being in charge, so I’d say I’m more of a collaborator,” laughs the producer and co-star of the independent film “Penelope,” opening February 29.
“I don’t want to be the one to tell (the crew) that they have to stay for two extra hours or come in at 6 o’clock in the morning.”
Witherspoon’s production company, Type A Films, grossed $125 million worldwide five years ago with its first project, “Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde.” Now Witherspoon, 31, is back in the producer’s chair with the magical love story “Penelope.”
“When my producing partner, Jennifer Simpson, brought me the script, I just loved the idea,” she remembers.
“There’s a great girl at the centre of the story who’s sassy and funny and smart and opinionated, yet she has obstacles to overcome.”
Reese will stop by some talk shows really soon and we just want to be sure you’re fully reminded 😉 Do check back for caps and clip soon after. If you know of any other promotional stops on the Penelope train please let us know!
• February 27, 2008 (Wednesday) – Live with Regis and Kelly
• February 28, 2008 (Thursday) – The Ellen Degeneres Show
Looking as cute as a button Reese attended the premiere of Penelope yesterday in Los Angeles. She was joined by the stars of the film, Christina Ricci and James McAvoy. Witherspoon was also pictured with Four Christmases co-star Sissy Spacek. Enjoy the photos!
– Public Events: Penelope Premiere
Cutesy Reese (wearing a “LBD” 😉 ) was on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno last night and captures and a clip have been added to the site. Reese was her adorable self talking about her Doctor parents, reality shows & soaps and of course Penelope. I love how down to earth she is, it always makes you smile! As always kindly do not repost this in any manner without some sort of credit. Thanks & Enjoy
Talk Shows from 2008: Jay Leno – February 18
The romantic fantasy movie Penelope is the first film Reese Witherspoon’s production company, Type A Films, developed from the ground up. Oscar-winner Witherspoon (Walk the Line) believes producing is a natural progression for an actor, and she’s determined to continue putting out films under her Type A banner. “I’ve been on sets for 15 years now [and] just being a part of the filmmaking process you absorb so much that you don’t even realize you are looking at. Whether it is lighting, or shot composition, or casting, you realize how important every element is,” offered Witherspoon.
Penelope tells the story of a young girl from a wealthy family who’s cursed with a pig’s nose. Only when someone of her own class and status accepts her for who she is will she be free of the horrible curse. Christina Ricci plays the part of Penelope, although at one point in the process Witherspoon considered playing the title role herself. “I thought about it, but I got busy with other commitments and the movie ad to go forward. We decided to cast it, but I always knew I wanted to be in it in some capacity. It was kind of fun for me to get to play a smaller character and get to be a broad,” laughed Witherspoon.
Check out this amazing new photoshoot of Reese. It was taken during the Penelope promo circuit last week, February 10 to be exact. I think you’ll agree with me in that she looks stunningly beautiful!
– Photoshoots: Penelope Press Junket Portraits
Miss Reese will be appearing on a couple of talk shows in the next few weeks to promote her new movie Penelope, which will be released in the US on February 29.
• February 18, 2008 (Monday) – The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
• February 27, 2008 (Wednesday) – Live with Regis and Kelly
We will have caps and clips of her appearances.
MoviesOnline sat down recently with Reese Witherspoon at the Los Angeles press day for her new movie, Penelope, a modern day romantic tale about a girl coming to terms with who she is. Witherspoon produces and stars in the film which is directed by Mark Palansky from a script by Leslie Caveny. She also talks about Four Christmases, Children’s Defense Fund (in which she says she is going to New Orleans again next month), the Oscars, and so much more. Be sure to check it out!
Penelope Wilhern (Christina Ricci, Sleepy Hollow), born to wealthy socialites (Catherine O’Hara, Home Alone, and Robert E. Grant, Gosford Park), is afflicted by the Wilhern spell that can only be broken when she finds love. Hidden away in her family’s estate, the lonely girl meets a string of suitors in her parent’s futile attempt to break the curse. Each eligible bachelor is enamored with Penelope and her sizable dowry … until her curse is revealed.
Reese has revealed that she wants to try her hand at directing. Already a celebrated producer, Witherspoon desperately wants to make a movie. How exciting! I certainly hope Reese’s wish will come one day with the right project!
She was inspired by fellow actress Sarah Polley, who made her directorial debut with acclaimed movie Away From Her.
The film earned veteran star Julie Christie an Oscar nomination for her role as a woman suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
“I’m inching toward directing, I have to say. Be very afraid. I’m tackling that next, but it’s very inspiring to see Sarah Polley, who I used to audition with, direct Julie Christie hopefully to an Oscar. I think that’s really inspiring.”
Reese Witherspoon had to stand on a box to kiss Vince Vaughn in their new movie.
The petite actress couldn’t reach the 6ft 5ins tall actor in love scenes for romantic comedy Four Christmases and had to come up with a creative way to secure the clinch.
“When we shot the kissing scenes, the top of my head hits Vince’s armpit! So I had to drag my apple box around with me.
“I had an apple box and a platform that I dragged around with me and stood on it.” She told America’s People magazine.