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February 7, 2011 • Category: Career
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Reese Witherspoon thinks it can be “dangerous” when movie stars don’t have hobbies.
The 34-year-old American actress is one of Hollywood’s most successful stars, having achieved critical acclaim for her roles in films varying from light-hearted comedies such as Legally Blonde to dramas including Walk the Line, the 2005 movie for which she won the best actress Oscar.
Reese takes her acting seriously, although is adamant her career will never rule her life. She has witnessed other A-list stars who have let jobs ruin their personal lives, and she has no plans to follow suit.
“I like to take classes, I read a lot – I have a lot of interests so your whole life isn’t just about making movies. That’s a dangerous place to be,” she asserted.
Reese admires Hollywood icons such as 61-year-old Meryl Streep, who has been nominated for an astounding 16 Academy Awards during her career, and has won two. However, the actress doesn’t intend on working quite as hard as Meryl, and counts spending time with her and ex-husband Ryan Phillippe’s two children; 11-year-old daughter Ava and seven-year-old son Deacon, as more important.
“As an actress, it would be lovely to think that we’re all Meryl Streep or Diane Keaton who just works endlessly but that’s not true,” she told Total Film.
“It’s important to cultivate a personal life that makes you just as happy as your professional life and I work really hard on that. I spend time with my kids and my girlfriends. It’s important to enrich yourself in lot of different ways.”
February 6, 2011 • Category: Career
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Vanity Fair released their Hollywood’s Top 40 list – an annual ranking of Hollywood’s biggest earners, which includes actors, producers and directors.
Top of the list is James Cameron, who earned an estimated $257 million dollars in 2010. The bulk of his earnings came from the 3D blockbuster Avatar.
Uber-hottie Johnny Depp made a huge leap from 21 in 2009 to number two in 2010. He earned $100 million from his movies Alice in Wonderland (also a 3D flick), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and The Tourist alongside Angelina Jolie (who is three spots behind Jennifer Aniston at number 21).
Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tim Burton, Adam Sandler, Todd Phillips and Robert Downey Jr make up the rest of the Top 10.
The success of the Twilight series had turned its stars Taylor Lautner (9), Kristen Stewart (13) and Robert Pattison (15) into hot property, with all of them listed in this year’s list.
Rapper-turned-actor Will Smith fell short of the top 10 coming in at 11. He is on course to turning his kids, Jaden and Willow Smith, into top earners if rumours of an Annie remake are anything to go by.
Other stars who made it onto the list are:
Tyler Perry (17), Jennifer Aniston (18), Sandra Bullock (22), Daniel Craig (28), Tom Cruise (35), Reese Witherspoon (36) and Eddie Murphy (40).
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January 24, 2011 • Category: Career
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Reese Witherspoon has revealed she only makes about one movie a year because she is not happy with the quality of roles available.
Reese Witherspoon says there aren’t enough “great movies” for her to do more than one a year.
The ‘How Do You Know’ star tries to strike a steady balance between the films she makes and her two children – Ava, 11, and seven-year-old Deacon, with former husband Ryan Phillippe – so tries to restrict the number of roles she takes on.
She said: “I try not to do more than one movie a year, just because there’s not that many great movies to do and also it’s hard for me to be away from my children for too long.
“It’s a big commitment, and then you have to sell the film, too. After that, I don’t have a lot of rules. I try not to put too much restriction on it because you never know what’s going to come into your life.”
Reese, 34, also claimed it is important for all of Hollywood’s A-list actresses to support each other.
She added to Total Film: “I think it’s important that we all support each other. And the better one woman does, the better all women do.
“The better Sarah Jessica Parker’s movie opens, the better it is for Julia Roberts and myself and all the girls coming up. It’s important that we all support each other.”
December 11, 2010 • Category: Career
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Reese Witherspoon has revealed that she took a break from acting for close to two years because she was unsatisfied with her career path.
Speaking to EW, Witherspoon insisted that for a time she was disinterested in the projects that she was being offered.
“I just didn’t read anything I liked,” she said.
The BAFTA winner also explained that there are now fewer quality roles offered to women of her age.
She noted: “There are a lot of really, really, really big movies about robots and things – and there’s not a part for a 34-year-old woman in a robot movie.”
Witherspoon returns to the big screen with How Do You Know, which is released on December 17 in US cinemas and January 28 in the UK.
December 11, 2010 • Category: Career
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Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon is not keen to star in science fiction movies as the genre does not offer substantial roles to female leads.
“The movies that are being made feel different. There are a lot of really, really big movies about robots and things – and there”s not a part for a 34-year-old woman in a robot movie,” said Witherspoon.
The ”Legally Blonde” star feels the futuristic films are limited to ”superhero” roles and therefore, does not interest her, Contactmusic reported.
“I”ve never done the superhero movie. That doesn”t interest me too much.”
Drastic change in the film industry has made the actress selective about her work, and when she is not doing a film her daughter Ava and son Deacon keep her busy.
“I also have kids, so when I”m not working, it”s not like I”m sitting around doing nothing. I”m taking care of two kids who are rapidly growing up in some bizarre time warp. I mean, somehow I now have an 11 year old!” said Witherspoon.
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!
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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!
KSBRadio.com report that Reese will receive her Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star this coming Wednesday – December 1st. As is often the case, it is obviously timed to coincide with promotion for How Do You Know, and the films director, James L. Brooks, will speak at the ceremony.
Congratulations again to Reese on this wonderful honour! This is sure to be a great start to the month for Reese, and for us Reese fans. Remember that How Do You Know is released in the US on December 17th, so we’re bound to be having a Reese-packed month!
How about a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? Reese Witherspoon will be honored with a star this Wednesday. James L. Brooks is scheduled to be the celeb who’ll speak before she gives her thank-you speech. He just directed her in a new comedy called “How Do You Know.” More celebrity speakers could be added between now and then.
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