“I’m just incredibly inspired by these representatives and I feel really proud to be joining their ranks. I can’t wait to get started on my relationship with Avon and to become an Avon lady.”
Reuters has published a new article on Reese Witherspoon’s Avon involvement, which gives us a bit more insight on her role. I also updated the gallery with 70+ additional pictures from the press conference. 🙂
Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon heeded Avon’s call on Wednesday to become the giant direct-sale cosmetics company’s first ever “Global Ambassador.”
Her duties include acting as a spokeswoman for Avon’s cosmetics and its army of sales representatives whose slogan is “Avon Calling”. She will also be the honorary chairwoman of the Avon Foundation that focuses on such issues as breast cancer and domestic abuse.
“As a woman and a mother I care deeply about the well being of other women and children throughout the world and through the years, I have always looked for opportunities to make a difference,” said Witherspoon.
In a brief interview with Reuters after her news conference, she said she got involved because Avon has a real interest in helping women across the world. “I tried to do the best with balancing work and family. My children are the biggest priority in my life,” said the actress.
Witherspoon, who won the 2005 Oscar for best actress for her portrayal of June Carter Cash in Walk the Line, signed a multi-year agreement, but her compensation was not disclosed.
In addition to her other duties, Witherspoon will also be involved in product development initiatives, and appear globally in Avon advertising, web sites and in the company’s brochures.
While watching Entertainment Tonight this evening they showed a brief clip of Reese at the Avon press conference and also a brief preview of the trailer for Reese’s upcoming thriller, Rendition. The full trailer will premiere tomorrow on ET, and most likely it will make it’s debut online as well. I’m speechless over what I saw because this will most certainly be a Reese Witherspoon performance we cannot miss!
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Ms. Witherspoon has been named the first ever Avon Global Ambassador at a ceremony in Los Angeles. The actress will serve as the Honorary Chairman of the Avon Foundation, focusing on breast cancer, domestic violence and emergency relief initiatives. The role also means she will be the spokeswoman for Avon’s beauty brands. Reese was sworn in at a press conference at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Wednesday.
To learn more about this great cause, please visit their website. Great job once again, Reese! She sure has her heart in the right place!
I’ve added 52 HQs from the press conference – with many more coming up! This is Reese’s first outing since March so I am super happy to see her out and about and looking so gorgeous! 🙂
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It looks like Reese is in negotiations to star in yet another new movie; this time for New Line Cinema’s comedy Four Christmases. Hollywood Reporter reports:
Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon are in final negotiations to star in New Line Cinema’s comedy Four Christmases. In the film, Vaughn and Witherspoon will play a couple who struggle to visit all four of their divorced parents’ homes over the Christmas holiday.
The project is based on a screenplay by Matt Allen and Caleb Wilson. Producing are Spyglass Entertainment’s Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum and Jon Glickman. Vaughn and Witherspoon are also in discussions to produce.
New Line production president Toby Emmerich and production executives Mark Kaufman and Michael Disco will oversee the project for the company.
The very first stills from Reese Witherspoon’s upcoming film Rendition have been discovered! Reese stars as alongside some great actors such as Jake Gyllenhaal, Meryl Streep, Peter Sarsgaard, and Alan Arkin in the movie due for release on October 12, 2007 in the States. A huge thanks to Frederik from Simply Streep for sending these in!
Reese will play Isabella El-Ibrahim, the pregnant American wife of an Egyptian-born chemical engineer whose family emigrated to the States in the mid 1980s, who is shipped off to a third world country for interrogation after he is deemed a political prisoner in our post-9/11 world. Alan Arkin will play a senator who tries to help Reese’s character in her search for her missing husband. The investigation eventually threatens the senator’s position in Washington.
The New York Post reports that writer Leslie Dixon (The Thomas Crown Affair) is warm to the idea of a big-screen version of the short lived television series Honey West for 20th Century Fox. The fox who wants in on the honey? Reese Witherspoon.
Honey West was a smoking-hot private eye with a lipstick walkie-talkie, earrings that doubled as smoke bombs and a way with judo. She was like Honor Blackman’s Pussy Galore in Goldfinger – but even sexier!
Witherspoon’s screen characters – even the dizzy-but-not-dumb heroine of Legally Blonde – are famously determined. She won the Oscar for her true grit performance as June Carter Cash in Walk the Line. She does not suffer fools, on- or off-screen. She once told me, “I’ll never play a victim.” Reese could bring a lot of no-nonsense sizzle to this project. Writer Dixon wants to keep the movie retro – ’60s – and true to the dark, rather perverse feel of the show.
There’s many a slip twixt the concept and the first day of shooting, but Witherspoon is said to be looking super-sexy and dynamic these days; looking in fact very likely to pull a gun and kick your butt.
There is no official word from Ms. Witherspoon or her representatives so for now it’s only hear say, but will be sure to report if we hear otherwise!