Reese Witherspoon is in the best place of her career at the age of 42, which is a rarity in Hollywood.
The blonde beauty not only starred in Big Little Lies, but she was also a producer, and now she is heading into season two. So it was fitting that the mother of three land on the February 2019 cover of Vogue.
And the Oscar winner also invited two of her favorite women into the shoot: her mother Betty and her teen daughter Ava.
Her family: Reese Witherspoon posed with her mother and daughter for Vogue magazine
She also talked about money: ‘There were just . . . there are reasons I’m passionate about a lot of things, you know? I think there’s a time and a place and there will be a moment when I can speak about it. But there’s a reason I’m very passionate about women having their own money,’ said the Wild star
The star stuck close to female empowerment for her interview.
The Legally Blonde star told the fashion bible she loves helping other women out with her production company.
‘The idea is to put women at the center of the story…I was sick of making movies where I was the only female lead on the set. I was sick of seeing scripts where there was one female role, badly written, and yet every actress in town wanted the part because there was nothing else,’ said the Cruel Intentions actress.
She gives roles to other women: ‘The idea is to put women at the center of the story…I was sick of making movies where I was the only female lead on the set. I was sick of seeing scripts where there was one female role, badly written, and yet every actress in town wanted the part because there was nothing else’
‘I finally asked myself, Why does it have to be the same 20 people making all the movies?’ she says. ‘Maybe there is room for a more inclusive idea about who can be on-screen and who can get it funded. Maybe there are different ways to get content made so that the world we see on-screen looks more like the world we walk through in real life.’
Her company is Hello Sunshine, founded in 2016.
Reese first made Gone Girl and Wild with another production company.
New: With her production company Hello Sunshine she has about 20 new projects, including Big Little Lies 2
Now with Hello Sunshine she has about 20 new projects.
Vogue followed her on a meeting with her company and during the sit down she interrupted and playfully said: ‘Sorry! I know I have ADD!’
And they were invited into her LA mansion where she had pumpkins and a Y’All front door mat.
The magazine also talked to her BLL2 co-star Meryl Streep.
‘She does everything!’ said the vet.
‘On top of the acting and producing and the books and Draper James, she also carves the pumpkins! She raises three kids. She maintains friendships. I know what it’s like to be in this business and also raise kids. You remember that book I Don’t Know How She Does It? That’s Reese!’
Major success: The show won several Golden Globe awards in 2018
And her other BLL co-star Nicole Kidman said, ‘Honestly, I’ve never seen someone process information the way she does. She can learn dialogue faster than anyone I’ve ever seen. It’s an incredible skill. So much of her life is effortless like that.’
Witherspoon also touched on her ambition – in addition to acting and producing movies and writing books she has her Draper James clothing and accessories line. The magazine noted she is worth $120m.
She would not comment on whether she grew up with money or not.
But she does say that she feels it’s important for women to know their options and be able to provide for themselves.
She stays on top of it all: Reese works out everyday; here she is seen with her friends on Tuesday in Los Angeles
‘There were just . . . there are reasons I’m passionate about a lot of things, you know? I think there’s a time and a place and there will be a moment when I can speak about it. But there’s a reason I’m very passionate about women having their own money.
‘I have a lot of friends and I have a lot of personal experiences with women feeling afraid and making life choices because they felt completely paralyzed or in a stasis because they didn’t know what to do financially. And you can’t have liberation if you don’t have that.’
The pinup also touched on the Harvey Weinstein scandal saying she heard the rumours for years but didn’t know what to make of them.
Early days: She has three kids: Ava, 19, and Deacon, 15, with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe (pictured). In 2011 she married CAA agent Jim Toth, with whom she has a six-year-old son, Tennessee
She didn’t want to touch on her own assault at age 16, which she revealed in 2018.
But Reese did say she was happy that things have finally changed: ‘I didn’t think a moment like this was going to happen,’ she noted.
‘We’re not there yet. But I lay down and dreamed of all this stuff seven or eight years ago and now it’s finally starting to happen. I guess what I do now is start thinking of some more dreams.’
She has three kids: Ava, 19, and Deacon, 15, with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe.
In 2011 she married CAA agent Jim Toth, with whom she has a six-year-old son, Tennessee.