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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.
August 3, 2010 • Category: Career
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Sandra Bullock was Hollywood’s best-paid actress over the past year ahead of Reese Witherspoon and Cameron Diaz, according to Forbes.
Bullock earned $56 million between June 2009 and June 2010, driven by income from “The Proposal” and “The Blind Side,” it said. “Despite everything that’s gone wrong personally for Sandra Bullock, financially she’s been on fire,” Forbes wrote.
Witherspoon and Diaz each made about $32 million. They are followed by Jennifer Aniston with a $27 million haul, according to Forbes. Sarah Jessica Parker ranks fifth on its list with $25 million.
To figure out actresses’ earnings, Forbes talked to agents, managers, producers and lawyers. It also looked at money that stars might have earned from perfume/clothing lines and from ad campaigns.
Exciting news, Reese fans! Reese is to be honoured with a star on the famed Hollywood Walk Of Fame next year! No doubt we will get a specific date closer to the time, and I’ll keep you updated on further news. Congratulations to Reese!
That time of year again: The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announcing which celebrities get a star on the Walk of Fame. Here’s the 2011 list, which is so much better than last year’s WTF picks, which included somebody who doesn’t actually exist.
Nph MOTION PICTURES: Penelope Cruz, Bruce Dern, Laura Dern, Diane Ladd, Ed Harris, The Muppets, Kenny Ortega, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ridley Scott, Sissy Spacek, Donald Sutherland and Reese Witherspoon.
TELEVISION: Danny DeVito, Tina Fey, Simon Fuller, Neil Patrick Harris, John Langley, Ed O’Neill, John Wells, and Oprah Winfrey.
RECORDING: Melissa Etheridge, Los Tigres Del Norte, Rascal Flatts, Go-Go’s, Slash, Will i. Am, and Bebe & Cece Winans.
Posthumous: Buddy Holly and Louis Prima
LIVE PERFORMANCE/THEATRE: Joe Mantegna
– The Hollywood Reporter
Woody Allen has nominated Cate Blanchett and Reese Witherspoon as two actresses he’d be keen to work with in the future.
‘These are two actresses that I would like to work with, because I think they’re both very talented,’ Allen said.
‘But I don’t know them. I’ve never had the opportunity to speak with them.’
Allen was in Cannes where his latest tale You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger premiered on Saturday.
He missed Blanchett by only a couple of days: she was at Cannes on Thursday for Robin Hood, in which she stars with Russell Crowe.
Allen’s new film features Naomi Watts, Anthony Hopkins, Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, Gemma Jones and Freida Pinto.