The film fans amongst us will know that today is Oscar day, and while our Reese is not involved in this years ceremony (she might attend, I don’t know – I’ll keep you posted), I thought it would be fun to do something here to mark the big movie event. So I racked my brains for an Oscar special with a difference, and came up with a big Election update! Many people think that Reese was overlooked for an Oscar nomination for her performance as Tracy Flick in this movie, but not only that, it’s director, the great Alexander Payne, is nominated at this years ceremony for Best Director for The Descendants.
Reese says she has remained friends with Alexander Payne over the years, and even mentioned in her recent live iVillage chat that they had talked about working together again. Just last week she presented him with the Filmmaker Of The Year Award at the ACE Eddie Awards. Of their movie together, Reese thinks that it has a “wonderful sense of honesty and reality” and says it’s director has a “unique voice”. She recalls her casting in the movie, saying “We had this weird meeting, then suddenly, the next week he offered me the role. He’d only seen `Man in the Moon’ and he was sure I could do it! I didn’t want to call him and say, `That was nine years ago, things have changed a little.’ But it worked out.” To this day Alexander says he still receives compliments on Reese’s performance in the movie, and has said of his Election star “She’s going to be interesting for a long time”.
Tracy: “Dear Lord Jesus, I do not often speak with you and ask for things, but now, I really must insist that you help me win the election tomorrow because I deserve it and Paul Metzler doesn’t, as you well know. I realize that it was your divine hand that disqualified Tammy Metzler and now I’m asking that you go that one last mile and make sure to put me in office where I belong so that I may carry out your will on earth as it is in heaven. Amen.”
We’re sure Reese is rooting for him at tonight’s event, and he certainly deserves to be recognised for his funny, moving and relatable movie The Descendants. As well as that movie, Reese has also recently revealed that she loved The Artist and Beginners.
TRIVIA:Did you know? Director Alexander Payne wanted to associate Tracy Flick with straight lines, and Mr McAllister with circles. He admitted that he didn’t think he did that very well throughout the film.
I’ve updated the Gallery with lots of Election-related photos, including stills, posters, a promotional shoot and pictures from the premiere. Check out our still-a-work-in-progress filmography page for the movie to read some interesting trivia about the movie. And scroll further down this post for videos from a few interviews Reese gave for the movie plus a couple of trailers.
Enjoy all these Election updates! And as always, don’t be shy – if you have something to say/if you want to share your thoughts on this movie etc. then leave us a comment!
Reese has taken the This Means War promotion to South Korea, and yesterday attended a press conference and premiere with director McG. in Seoul. Reese looked luminous in a pink and black Michael Kors dress at the press conference, and was her usual animated self when talking to the press. She then posed on the red carpet and signed for fans at the premiere, wearing a Giambattista Valli dress with Neil Lane jewllery and Jimmy Choo heels. She looks fabulous at both events, don’t you think?
Check out the first HQ photos in our Gallery, and check back tomorrow for more pics, as well as any articles/interviews/tidbits and videos there may be….
Last Saturday Reese made an appearance at the ACE Eddie Awards in Beverley Hills, where she presented her friend and Election director Alexander Payne with the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year award. Reese looked smart and chic in a Boca Negra black trouser suit with Manolo Blahnik shoes, and her hair tied back.
Reese made an appearance on her co-star and friend Chelsea Handler’s show Chelsea Lately last night, and the two chatted about the movie, Reese’s new website and Facebook page, and Chelsea’s tweeting. It was a fun interview, and I felt like we got to see much more of the real Reese during this interview, as she was talking to a friend. The interview has been uploaded to YouTube, but unfortunately it seems to only be available to those in the US, which is disappointing for the rest of us!! I’ll keep an eye out for a version that everyone can watch.
I have, however, been able to add a full set of screencaps from the interview, and you can find them in our Gallery. Reese looks super pretty in an all black ensemble – I love her sparkly black top!
Australian tv show The Project aired an interview with Reese today to promote This Means War, and the video is now online. It was an interesting interview, in which Reese talked about how the movie is about women taking their power back, why Chelsea Handler is such a good friend, and the differences between Tom and Chris. Watch it below, and check the Gallery for screencaps very soon…
USA Today have a fantastic new interview with Reese, Tom Hardy, Chris Pine and McG in which they talk all about the casting and filming of the movie. It’s a really good read so don’t miss it! Alongside the interview is a new photoshoot picture, most likely taken just before or after the LA premiere of the movie, based on the dress Reese is wearing in it.
Pic is in the Gallery, interview is in this post…
Reese Witherspoon gets all kinds of action in ‘War’
This is one heck of a visual Valentine.
That’s what most moviegoers will likely think mere minutes into This Means War, as Bond-like CIA hunks Tom Hardy, 34, and Chris Pine, 31, spend an hour and a half battling (not quite to the death) for a sassy, svelte Reese Witherspoon, 35.
But back on the chilly Vancouver set, the cast says it was more of a battle of the wits. Especially with Chelsea Handler on hand playing Trish, Witherspoon’s best friend.
The bawdy Handler “never even stayed on the script, I didn’t even know what she was saying,” grins Witherspoon, who plays Lauren Scott, a consumer products watchdog.
Today at the Four Seasons hotel, Witherspoon is sandwiched between Hardy and Pine in a little black dress, kicking up her red-soled Louboutins as she talks. As Handler ad-libbed, “I would try not to laugh, but they’d usually put me off-screen so they couldn’t see my face. I was crying I was laughing so hard.”
The guys, whose characters spend most of War wooing Witherspoon, engaging in hand-to-hand-combat over her and pranking each other in her name, were always late to the best jokes.
Reese was featured in USA Weekend magazine last weekend, with a new photoshoot and interview! The interview focusses on the usual things, but it’s still a good read, and I particularly liked the focus on Reese being a mom. And the photoshoot is casual and colourful!
I’ve added the interview to our newly-started press page (more on that in the coming days) and for now you can find the link below. The photoshoot is in our Gallery.
“Who doesn’t dance around their living room singing?” the actress says with a girlish, machine-fun laugh. “Honestly, I do it all the time with my kids and they roll their eyes . I’m like, ‘C’mon, it’s a dance party!’ And they’re like, ‘No!’
Third on the TV appearances list for Reese yesterday was Letterman, and she looked lovely on the show in a chic red Antonio Berardi Pre-Fall 2012 dress. On the way in and out of the studios she kept warm in a black jacket by The Row … keen eyed fans will remember Reese telling Glamour magazine that she is obsessed with a black bag from that brand, so I wonder if she treated herself to this coat, or whether it was lent to her for the appearance!? 😛 Back to the Letterman interview, I haven’t watched the interview itself yet so can’t tell you what they chatted about, but knowing Reese it was sure to be a good one. Watch the video below!
I’ve added almost 100 photos of Reese arriving at the studios to tape her appearance, and she obviously took time to smile for the cameras and wave to watching fans. I will add screencaps from this interview in the next few days – I’m again trying to make sure I can get the best possible quality of screencaps for your added viewing pleasure 😉
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