Penelope is now in US theatres! I’m personally very excited and hope to see it this weekend, you should definitely do the same!
I came across an interview with Penelope actress Christina Ricci from Bend Weekly where she was asked about Reese. Here is the funny quote:
Q: There is a scene with you riding on the back of a Vespa with Reese Witherspoon. What was that like?
Ricci: Well it was sort of odd. She flew in the day after she won her Oscar, and then maybe two days after that we were on the back of the Vespa and I’m wearing this out-of-context, somewhat ridiculous coat and scarf and she’s got the dorky helmet on and the whole gear. We’re not really driving the Vespa, we’re just riding on the back of it, on a trailer. And we were going through London streets and people all over were just yelling, “Reese! That’s Reese Witherspoon!” and they were honking. It was hilarious. I was just saying, “This is amazing. You know, 72 hours ago you were dressed in a gown and holding a gorgeous golden Oscar, and now you’re being totally made fun of, on a Vespa in the streets of London.” It was kind of hysterical.