You look pretty relaxed to ME, Reese Witherspoon!
The actress lunched with poodles, held pig and generally just chilled in glamorous dresses by Dolce & Gabbana, Oscar de la Renta, and Reese’s own Draper James line, so I don’t get all this high strung mumbo jumbo.
Pics aside, her interview was pretty interesting (and the inspiration for the title of this post, obvi). Here are some highlights:
On making better movies for women: “There was a point, around 2011, there were like five actresses that I admire very much and they all called me and said, ‘There’s this role of this girlfriend in this movie,’ which was kind of just a terrible movie. And we’re all kind of clamoring for this terrible part? We are so much better than this.”
“I want to get a female perspective on film that would make my daughter [Ava] understand what it means to be a woman in a different way.”
On husband Jim Toth inspiring her to produce: “He said, ‘You should produce movies. You read more books than anybody I know. You should just buy some of them and turn them into films.’ We’re reading [material] constantly. My brain hurts sometimes. Sometimes I’ve been reading and watching movies for seven days, and I need a break.”
On starting her line Draper James: “Well, it comes from a lot of the same instincts about making movies. I saw an empty space. All these women in the South, they read fashion magazines, but nobody was telling the stories about their upbringing—their mothers, their grandmothers who love getting dressed up. It’s a feminine culture. [Draper James] is about where I’m from, an opportunity for me to move back to the South, get my roots here.”
On how she relaxes: “My husband would definitely say, ‘She’s very relaxed at home.’ Hmm, I don’t cook much. I used to cook a lot; I relax a lot. You know what I like to do? Reorganize bookshelves and my sock drawer. Jim’s like, ‘What have you been doing for four hours in your closet?’ I’m like, ‘Um, reorganizing my underwear?'”
(Via Harper’s Bazaar)
Sometimes, your underwear needs a good ‘ol re-organizing. I mean, not mine, my underwear drawer is IMMACULATE. But hey, we all can’t be me. Right, Reese Witherspoon?
But hey, I love her interviews. What did you think of this one? WEIGH IN BELOW!
Images: Harper’s Bazaar
Posted Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 at 11:11am
Filed under Reese Witherspoon