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The December/January edition of Fast Company magazine has a snippet on Reese – it’s a short but good read. Find a scan of it in our Gallery.

A day in the life of Reese Witherspoon
How Hello Sunshine founder Reese Witherspoon capitalizes on her strengths to get things done.

Waking up
I have a 6-year-old who likes to have milk at 6 o’clock every morning, so from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., he drinks milk, and my husband [CAA agent Jim Toth] and I drink coffee. We talk and catch up on the news—Jim likes to hear it, I like to read it. After that, I work out for an hour, then go to work.

Mobilizing
Assuming I’m not on a set somewhere acting, or traveling for, say, a shoot for [her clothing company] Draper James or Elizabeth Arden [she’s a brand collaborator], I’ll go to the Hello Sunshine office or a meeting related to something we’re developing. I quit driving a year ago. My husband said, “Babe, you’re a terrible driver. Get someone to do that for you.” And it’s great because that’s the time I now spend catching up on phone calls or texts. I’ve deliberately stripped away a lot of the layers of people who silo you off as an actor. That changed when I started producing: I’m putting my money into this; this is my sweat equity, all the equity I have. If you have a problem, call me directly.

Socializing
It occurs to me at about 6 o’clock that I should probably do something fun at 7:30. I have two girlfriends who are good at that, and thank God, because [otherwise] I’d have no life. I can’t get groups of people on vacation either. That’s not my thing. I’m okay with that.

Winding down
I get home around 5:30 or 6 for family dinner—that’s important to me. I hear what the kids [she also has a 19-year-old daughter, Ava, and a 15-year-old son, Deacon, from her first marriage, to Ryan Phillippe] are doing and how they’re feeling. I put my 6-year-old to bed at 8, and then I read for two hours. Or I’ll watch a TV show. I love The Crown, Queer Eye, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Oh, and the latest Chris Rock special on Netflix. He does this great bit about being brutally honest with your children. I feel like I’m constantly counteracting pressure from the parents who want to make the lives of their kids golden and magical at all moments! Guess what, kids? You’re going to be disappointed and uncomfortable once in a while. I remember Ava crying in bed in third grade—she was on JV basketball and she was the only kid on the team who didn’t score. I said, “Aves, maybe you’re bad at basketball.” She thought that was mean. I said, “Mean or true? ‘Cause, guess what? Your mom’s bad at basketball, too.”

A version of this article appeared in the December 2018/January 2019 issue of Fast Company magazine.

(Fast Company)



On Friday, Reese attended the Texas Conference for Women in Austin, where she talked about how she developed Hello Sunshine, and increasing the presence of women in the media. Reese re-iterated her statement from the 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards about ambition not being a “dirty word”, and said that ambition is about supporting and encouraging those around you.

Unfortunately I’ve only found one official photo from the event – which you can find in our Gallery. Below are a couple of articles/interviews from the event, and browse through our Twitter ‘moment’ for social media reaction to Reese’s key-note speech.

Actress Reese Witherspoon Encourages Women to be Ambitious

Early on as an actress in Hollywood, when Reese Witherspoon attended meetings to discuss her movie characters and mentioned a character flaw she would like to accentuate, the male producers would almost always say yes, but that would make her unlikable.

In those meetings, Witherspoon said she felt like she was always reminded she had to stay in her lane. Stay in a place that felt comfortable for everybody and conformed to some other person’s definition of what made a woman likable.

“I think as I got older I said, I’ve had enough of that,” Witherspoon said.

“Women are complicated, they are complex, they are dynamic,” Witherspoon said. “Those are the women I want to see on the screen.”

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Nov 4, 2018   •  Category: Gallery Updates, Hello Sunshine, News & Gossip, Public Appearances, The FamilyComments Off on Reese at the AT&T Business Summit

Media company AT&T held their annual Business Summit at the end of September, and Reese was a guest speaker on one of their panels. AT&T co-owns Hello Sunshine with Reese. Reese spoke about equality and diversity, and increasing the presence of women in technology. Read more about the panel below, and find photos in our Gallery:

AT&T Business Summit x6



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Oct 14, 2018   •  Category: "Big Little Lies", Career, Gallery Updates, Producing, The Family, Video Updates, Whiskey In A Tea CupComments Off on Reese promotes Whiskey In A Teacup on Sunrise

Here’s Reese on Aussie news show Sunrise earlier this month, promoting ‘Whiskey In A Teacup’. She also mentions Big Little Lies, cooking for her BLL co-stars, her Australian friends Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts & Isla Fisher, and Ava’s ‘win’ on the night Reese won her Oscar!

Sunrise – September 30th 2018 (Screencaptures) x206






Oct 14, 2018   •  Category: "Legally Blonde", Gallery Updates, Public Appearances, The Family, Video Updates, Whiskey In A Tea CupComments Off on Reese promotes Whiskey In A Teacup on GMA Day

Reese returned to Good Morning America – the GMA Day section – a couple of weeks ago to continue promoting ‘Whiskey In A Teacup’:

GMA Day – October 3rd 2018 (Screencaptures) x359









Sep 19, 2018   •  Category: Films & Projects, The FamilyComments Off on Reese Witherspoon’s life mirrors ‘Sweet Home Alabama’

Reese Witherspoon’s life mirrors ‘Sweet Home Alabama’

Reese Witherspoon’s life imitated her 2002 movie “Sweet Home Alabama.”

“When I read the script I was like, ‘Do these people know my life story?’” Witherspoon said at The Town Hall in New York on Monday night while promoting her new book, “Whiskey in a Teacup,” with Woodford Reserve.

“Because no matter how much you love where you’re from, when you get a little bit older you get nostalgic for it. When I was 18, I was like, ‘I am out of here! I am never coming back!’”

“Sweet Home Alabama” starred Witherspoon as a New York fashion designer who returned home to Alabama to get her estranged husband (Josh Lucas) to sign divorce papers so she could marry the mayor’s son, played by Patrick Dempsey.

“When I was going through ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ I was like, ‘This is exactly how so many young people feel. You want to leave home and then you realize that there’s so many important things about the closeness of family or people who knew you before.’ And I feel really like that movie really encapsulated those ideas. And it was a lot of fun. It was so much fun. I had a great time doing it.”

Witherspoon, 42, added that she never thought she would move back to Nashville after leaving to pursue her acting dreams, but when she started having kids she had a change of heart. She later bought and lived on a working farm.

“I went real ‘Little House on the Prairie’ there for a moment because I was so nostalgic for home,” she said with a laugh.

(Page Six)



Sep 17, 2018   •  Category: "Big Little Lies", "Legally Blonde 3", Career, Gallery Updates, News & Gossip, Public Appearances, The Family, Video Updates, Whiskey In A Tea CupComments Off on ‘Whiskey In A Teacup’ tour – New York City

Reese kicked off her tour to launch her lifestyle book ‘Whiskey In A Teacup’ today, and started in New York City. She’s given several press interviews, and appeared on Good Morning America and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Reese chatted about her book and Big Little Lies on both shows, and also chatted about Legally Blonde 3, being a good hostess, and her kids going back to school during GMA. Then on Jimmy Fallon she participated in a very funny Lip Sync Charades with Lenny & Zoe Kravitz!

This post contains coverage from GMA and Jimmy Fallon, and we’ll have more press interviews posted for you soon…

Good Morning America – September 17th 2018 (Stills) x13
Good Morning America – September 17th 2018 (Screencaptures) x236



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Jul 3, 2018   •  Category: Gallery Updates, Media Alerts, The FamilyComments Off on Reese & Ava on the cover of US Weekly

US Weekly have Reese and Ava on the cover of their latest issue, with a feature on their ‘their unbreakable bond’ – find the scans in our Gallery, and pick up a copy on newsstands now!

US Weekly – July 12th 2018 x6











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