Reese graces the cover of the upcoming February issue of US Harper’s Bazaar magazine! She looks stunning in a new photoshoot, and talks about her current career path and Draper James in the interview. I love the colours and styling of the photoshoot, it’s so pretty. Read the interview below, find the pictures in our Gallery, and watch the behind the scenes video further down this post.
The magazine hits US news-stands on January 19th.
From screen sweetheart to power producer to lifestyle entrepreneur, Reese Witherspoon brings Southern charm to every role.
Reese Witherspoon is sitting in a random office in a glorious location: Nashville’s grand Cheekwood Museum of Art. She’s been twirling all day in concoctions for this cover story—on horses, holding piglets and parasols, and battling oddly aggressive ladybugs. But the great charm of Witherspoon, of course, is that she can look like she’s having the most fun in the world.
And right now, it would seem that she is. After 25 years in films—a long reign as America’s sweetheart, an Oscar for Walk the Line, and a lull before her second nomination, for 2014’s Wild—and with her 40th birthday on the horizon, Witherspoon is not just a star but a force. With her tenacity and sonar-like acumen, she is deftly changing cinema.
“It’s almost like my brain is hardwired to collect information and do things,” Witherspoon says. “I used to do very little with it, and now I’m being more productive, which feels good.” Turns out, she handily notes, that if you spend 25 years making movies, “that’s the way that you learn how to make movies.” In the past four years Witherspoon optioned two books, Gone Girl and Wild, shepherding them through production (and in Wild, shepherding herself up the Pacific Crest Trail) and seeing both receive Oscar nominations.
While Witherspoon could have surfed on a wave of rom-coms until the end of her days, it was a combination of frustration and curiosity that forged her new path. “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.” So Witherspoon went about changing things.
“I certainly can’t star in all these movies,” she says. “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.”
Witherspoon—who along with Ava, 16, and son Deacon, 12 (with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe), has a three-year-old son, Tennessee James, with her husband, talent agent Jim Toth—credits Toth for her renewed cinematic mojo. “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.’ ”
December 28, 2015 • Category: Gallery Updates •
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I’ve now added photos from the rest of the 2006 events Reese attended. This includes the Toronto Film Festival premiere of Penelope, and the Teen Choice Awards, where Reese won the Choice Movie: Drama/Action-Adventure Actress award for Walk The Line.
December 25, 2015 • Category: Gallery Updates •
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To celebrate Christmas, I’ve updated the Gallery with over 900 HQ photos from Reese’s fabulous win at the Oscars in 2006. Reese wore a 1955 Christian Dior gown that she found in a vintage boutique in Paris – she later said about the dress “Oh my dress. I still have it, it’s been properly stored away. I’ll never wear it again; it was a moment in time. Maybe Ava will – it would make a pretty wedding dress”. I love this dress more with time, and her hair and make-up are just perfect. The photos are obviously just gorgeous, so enjoy browsing through them all!
December 13, 2015 • Category: Gallery Updates •
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Over the past couple of days I’ve continued on the lengthy task of completing the Events section of our Gallery, and have added photos from some of the events Reese attended in early 2006. This was during her Walk The Line awards season run, and new additions include pictures from the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards – where Reese won the Best Actress awards – as well as the Oscar Nominees Luncheon and a couple of Walk The Line photocalls in Europe. Reese looks absolutely gorgeous, and the Golden Globe pictures are some of my favourites! Enjoy them all in our Gallery….
Reese attended the Baby2Baby Gala in California last night, looking very pretty in 50’s style dress by Giambattista Valli. This charity provides low income families with the basic necessities needed for children aged between 0-12 years old. We have HQ pictures for you in our Gallery:
November 11, 2015 • Category: Gallery Updates •
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A very large batch of additional photos from both the American Cinematheque Awards and Hollywood Film Awards have been added to the Gallery today. Reese looked so pretty at both events and there are some gorgeous shots in there for you to browse.
More from the LACMA Gala and Glamour Awards coming soon.
November 11, 2015 • Category: "Sing", Gallery Updates •
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Sneak peek: A-list animals ‘SING’ together
Matthew McConaughey gave his Wolf of Wall Street character a melodic chest-thumping exercise, and now he’s composed a “pump-up” tune to sing to himself as a dapper koala bear.
McConaughey plays the animated animal alongside other A-list voice talent such as Scarlett Johansson and Reese Witherspoon in the family-friendly musical comedy SING, in theaters Dec. 21, 2016, and directed by Garth Jennings (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy).
Buster Moon has realized the dream of owning the theater that he used to go with his dad, but the place has fallen on hard times with nobody coming for shows anymore. Though his best friend, a black sheep named Eddie (John C. Reilly), doesn’t think it’s a great idea, he decides to put on the world’s greatest singing competition.
“Buster is a salesman and a survivor, eternally optimistic and someone who will do anything to make sure ‘the show goes on,’ ” says McConaughey.
He scrapes together $1,000 for the winner, but thanks to Buster’s doddering old lizard assistant, fliers go out proclaiming a $100,000 prize, causing a stir in the animal world. And as Buster fights for his theater’s relevance, five characters become the top talent in the competition, “all of whom are ultimately trying to define or redefine or find themselves through music and performance,” adds producer Chris Meledandri, founder and CEO of animation studio Illumination Entertainment.
Rosita the pig (Witherspoon) gave up her teenage musical dreams years ago but yearns to be more than just a devoted mom to her 25 piglets. “She rarely has a second to herself, so she finds her moments of freedom intersect with this passion for music,” Witherspoon says. “She embodies and embraces that singer in all of us who just belts it out when no one is looking.”
Ash (Johansson) is a porcupine who heads up an alternative-rock band with her boyfriend, but when she makes it into the competition and he doesn’t, there is some strife. But along the way, she finds enough confidence to be comfortable with herself, Johansson says. “Ash is an artist at heart who discovers her true voice with the support of her friends and fellow artists. In fact, she represents a lot of teenagers going through the same experience of embracing their true selves as they come of age.”
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