Reese Witherspoon’s Walk The Line Oscar in 2006 was the best of times, professionally, during her worst of times, personally, as she separated from, then divorced, Ryan Phillippe.
Not surprisingly, Witherspoon has mixed emotions about the nostalgia associated with Sunday night’s Academy Awards. Still, she says she’s thrilled about the emerging talents of best-actress nominee Ellen Page (Juno) and Oscar winner Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose).
The 31-year-old even manages to be polite, if a little caustic, when she’s asked where she keeps her own golden statue. “Well, I’ve considered making it into a door knocker or a necklace, but neither one of those options was very practical,” Witherspoon suggests. “So I just keep it in my living room.”
Nobody doubts the actress will one day have another one to keep her first trophy company. Indeed, she’s a rare commodity in the film industry: a likeable performer with artistic credibility and a sound box-office track record.
The Associated Press has given Penelope a 3 out of 4 star review! Calling the movie “spring time fresh” and hailing the entire cast including Miss Reese.
Ricci’s Penelope is such a sweetheart — yearning but realistic, cynical but hopeful — that anyone who stuck with her through even the beginnings of a conversation quickly would overlook her snout, which actually is more pug-nosed cute than bestial (Witherspoon rivals her for cuteness in one scene when she goes to a costume party dressed as a bee).
Check out the full review below:
No offense intended, but a pig snout is very becoming on Christina Ricci.
The actress is lovably adorable in the adorably lovable Penelope, a fairy-tale romance that’s a perfect mix of Ricci’s oddball sensibilities and her inherent sweetness.
There is a short video interview with Reese on People.com, check it out, the article is below. Captures and a downloadable file will come when we have time.
Reese Witherspoon and Christina Ricci have similar outlooks on dealing with very different struggles – just let it go.
In addition to producing and acting in the new flick Penelope, Witherspoon, 31, is also juggling single-motherhood. She tells the Associated Press that cutting herself some slack is the only way to get through.Continue reading this entry »
It was reported some months ago, that Reese was approached to play Amelia Earhart in Night at the Museum 2: Escape from the Smithsonian. It seems the role has officially gone to the lovely Amy Adams instead, it was rumored they were both being approached for two different characters so it seems that wasn’t the case. Many of the original cast are set to return. And there’s other fun folks too who haven’t officially signed on yet playing historical figures.
She might be a tad shy about cracking the whip on set but Reese Witherspoon is every bit the shot-caller.
“I hate being in charge, so I’d say I’m more of a collaborator,” laughs the producer and co-star of the independent film “Penelope,” opening February 29.
“I don’t want to be the one to tell (the crew) that they have to stay for two extra hours or come in at 6 o’clock in the morning.”
Witherspoon’s production company, Type A Films, grossed $125 million worldwide five years ago with its first project, “Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde.” Now Witherspoon, 31, is back in the producer’s chair with the magical love story “Penelope.”
“When my producing partner, Jennifer Simpson, brought me the script, I just loved the idea,” she remembers.
“There’s a great girl at the centre of the story who’s sassy and funny and smart and opinionated, yet she has obstacles to overcome.”
Reese will stop by some talk shows really soon and we just want to be sure you’re fully reminded 😉 Do check back for caps and clip soon after. If you know of any other promotional stops on the Penelope train please let us know!
• February 27, 2008 (Wednesday) – Live with Regis and Kelly
• February 28, 2008 (Thursday) – The Ellen Degeneres Show
Looking as cute as a button Reese attended the premiere of Penelope yesterday in Los Angeles. She was joined by the stars of the film, Christina Ricci and James McAvoy. Witherspoon was also pictured with Four Christmases co-star Sissy Spacek. Enjoy the photos!
– Public Events: Penelope Premiere
Cutesy Reese (wearing a “LBD” 😉 ) was on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno last night and captures and a clip have been added to the site. Reese was her adorable self talking about her Doctor parents, reality shows & soaps and of course Penelope. I love how down to earth she is, it always makes you smile! 🙂 As always kindly do not repost this in any manner without some sort of credit. Thanks & Enjoy
Talk Shows from 2008: Jay Leno – February 18