Kate Winslet and Reese Witherspoon are neighbors and drinking buddies? Who knew?
“I always wanted to be a European movie star, wear giant sunglasses, elaborate neck scarves, smoke hand-rolled cigarettes, and have savoir faire and gravitas,” Reese admitted onstage at the BAFTA/LA Cunard Britannia Awards last night.
Obviously, the perky all-American actress couldn’t become one. So she became friends with one.
“Imagine my good fortune when Kate Winslet moved into my neighborhood, rang my door bell and said, (insert British accent here) “Dahling, Sam is off shooting, and I believe our children are the same age. Could they possibly have a play date and oh, by the way, it’s almost 9 o’clock and I’ve had nothing to do drink, do you have any wine?”
What does Reese admire most about her pal Kate? “Her fearlessness. When I saw her in Iris and she took off all her clothes and jumped into that lake, I thought, ‘Wow, I bet that lake is really cold.’ And then I thought, ‘Wow, There’s an actor without fear.”
Reese’s favorite Kate scene is from Holy Smoke. “When she peed all over herself in front of Harvey Keitel. Now that’s commitment!”
In her introduction of the evening’s Artist of the Year winner, Reese couldn’t tell any funny personal stories because “they’re all too bawdy or tawdry or drunken to tell.”
Darn. I was hoping to hear those Lucy and Ethel-esque anecdotes she called “too embarrassing.” Like the time they contemplated laser hair removal and… or that time on the freeway when they pulled over and.. or that really funny thing that happened when they were both in their underwear.
These girls need to make a movie together.
Source: The Envelope