‘I was off the rails’: Reese Witherspoon reveals she had to completely overhaul her health when first coming to Hollywood
Reese Witherspoon is one of Hollywood’s leading ladies, with an illustrious career spanning just over 30 years.
Speaking candidly to the audience at the Australian Real Estate Conference on Sunday (May 28th), via satellite from the U.S., the Nashville-raised star admitted that she had to completely overhaul her health when she first came to Hollywood as a teenager.
“I didn’t always have good eating habits, coming from a little town in Nashville, Tennessee,” she said.
“I didn’t understand health or nutrition, I went completely off the rails,” the Legally Blonde star added with a laugh.
Witherspoon, who booked her first movie with MGM Studios at age 14, said she was fortunate enough to have a great support system.
“I was lucky enough to have people come in my life and say, ‘look you’re not going to be able to sustain energy for 12, 14, 15-hour days if you don’t start eating right and exercising’.”
Witherspoon, who still enjoys “pastries and pasta” on occasion as well as “tequila” to deal with “bad days”, said exercise and nutrition has become “a big part” of her life.
Update June 2023: This event has been postponed until Fall 2023.
Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine media company is teaming up with AT&T for a big event.
Hello Sunshine is launching Shine Away, a new experiential franchise, which will offer fans opportunities to connect with athletes, authors, musicians, and entrepreneurs. Their inaugural event, created in collaboration with AT&T, will take place on June 17th at the JW Marriott Nashville.
Some of the stars fans can interact with at the event include Witherspoon, The Home Edit’s Clea Shearer and authors Joana Teplin and Eve Rodsky. Attendees can also participate in educational and creative workshops and panels with discussions “exploring the power of connection,” according to a press release.
The event will also feature “curated programming, bespoke activations,” a wide array of digital content and performances.
“Over the course of its incredible journey, Hello Sunshine has blossomed into a true community that is bonded together by a shared passion for uplifting female voices and changing the narrative,” Witherspoon said in a press release. “Because connectivity is what fuels us, we wanted to create a space for meaningful conversations that lead to creativity, inspiration and self-discovery.”
Witherspoon added, “The first in the Shine Away franchise, this event is an amazing opportunity for our community to learn, laugh and celebrate together. I couldn’t be more excited to launch this special day for Hello Sunshine in my beloved hometown of Nashville.”
According to Kellyn Smith Kenny, chief marketing growth officer of AT&T, “Every aspect of the Shine Away experience is inspired by the powerful connections made between the Hello Sunshine community of creators and changemakers and their growing number of fans.”
“Through deep collaboration and a shared spirit for inspiring change, we hope that every connection at Shine Away leads to greater possibilities,” added Kenny.
Shine Away will be available for people to livestream on the Hello Sunshine Instagram page.
Hello Shine was founded by Witherspoon in 2016 and has produced several major projects including Big Little Lies, The Morning Show and Little Fires Everywhere. The brand also has feature films, podcasts and digital series under its belt, with a focus on shining a light on female-led stories. Hello Sunshine is also home to Reese’s Book Club, The Home Edit and Fair Play brands.
The company, which is backed by AT&T as an investor, previously sold in a $900 million deal with Tom Staggs and Kevin Mayer, with the backing of private equity company Blackstone in 2021, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Tickets for Shine Away Connected by AT&Tare now available at hello-sunshine.com/shineaway.
Reese and Ashton Kutcher kicked off their Your Place Or Mine TV appearance tour on the UK’s The One Show on January 30th. They chatted about their characters in the film, and football. Watch the interview below, and find screencaptures in our Gallery:
Reese and Ashton Kutcher appeared on UK morning chat show Lorraine last Friday, to promote Your Place Is Mine. They chatted about the flashback scene in the film, The Morning Show, and managing their busy schedules. You can watch a clip of the interview below, and find screencaptures from this clip in our Gallery:
Reese appeared on US chat show Late Night with Seth Meyers on Tuesday, to promote Your Place Or Mine. It was a good interview – she chatted about the film, The Morning Show, Friends, her first appearance on SNL (also Seth’s first appearance) which was a couple of weeks after 9/11, rom-coms, and how she gave a recap of How Do You Know to airplane passengers! Watch the interview below, and find stills and screencaptures from the show in our Gallery:
Reese appeared on Jimmy Kimmel live last week, to promote Your Place Or Mine. Reese wore a black cut-out dress by Maticevski. Reese chatted about her first movie (The Man In The Moon), her first audition (for Cape Fear, with Martin Scorsese and Robert DeNiro!), working as an intern on a Denzel Washington movie when she was 17, and getting to know Ashton Kutcher for Your Place Or Mine. Her co-star and Jimmy’s nephew Wesley Kimmel joined later on, and they chatted about his career to date. Watch the interview below, and find stills and HD screencaptures in our Gallery:
Reese and Ashton Kutcher appeared on Good Morning America yesterday, to promote Your Place Or Mine. They chatted about their characters in the film, and making a rom-com together finally. Watch the interview below, and find screencaptures and stills from the show in our Gallery:
Reese appeared on US morning show Today with Hoda & Jenna yesterday, as part of her promotion for Your Place Or Mine. She chatted about friendships, having known Ashton’s wife Mila Kunis for several years (longer than Ashton), rom-coms, understanding what audiences want, Sweet Home Alabama (again!), Jennifer Coolidge, setting people up in relationships, The Morning Show, some of her Instagram posts, and Laura Dern. Reese wore a very pretty turquoise dress by Victoria Beckham. Watch the interview below, and find screencaptures and stills in our Gallery:
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