‘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.
Reese Witherspoon has been named the wealthiest self-made female actor in the world by Forbes.
On Thursday (1 June), the business publication released its updated 2023 list of “America’s Richest Self-Made Women”, with the prolific actor and producer coming in 59th place.
While the Legally Blonde star’s staggering net worth of $440m (£351.3m) only landed her in the lower half of the 100-person list, the actor was the only one grouped into the “entertainment” category.
Among the other women listed were TV screenwriter Shonda Rhimes, comedian Ellen DeGeneres, and singers Taylor Swift, Rihanna, and Madonna, among others. While all four of the latter have acted in films before, their primary profession has not been acting.
The rest of the list – topped by businesswoman Diane Hendricks with a net worth of $15bn (£11.9bn) – included women in fashion, healthcare, tech and more.
Witherspoon, 47, is best known for leading a number of critically acclaimed films throughout her varied, decades-long career, such as The Man in the Moon (1991), Pleasantville (1998), Election (1999),and Wild (2014).
She’s also among the highest-paid female actors in the industry, having earned a whopping $35m (£28m) in 2023, according to Women in the World’s website.
Although her acting salary is certainly hefty, what put her net worth over the top was the 2021 sale of her production company Hello Sunshine in a deal valued at $900m (£728.9m).
The actor founded Hello Sunshine in 2016 with the intention of telling women-driven stories to “change the way all women are seen in media”. Some of its top hits include TV shows like Big Little Lies, Little Fires Everywhere and The Morning Show. She has starred in all three.
Variety sat down with star Kathryn Hahn, Producers Reese Witherspoon & Laura Dern, Showrunner Liz Tigelaar and writer Cheryl Stayed to talk Hulu’s recent adaptation of Stayed’s ‘Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar’ and the importance of creating a “messy heroine”
Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine Expands Into Music, Hires Alex Flores to Build New Division
Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine is launching a bright new division: music.
The media company behind Amazon’s Prime Video musical drama Daisy Jones & the Six and the Apple TV+ music competition series My Kind of Country has named Alex Flores as executive vice president, music.
Flores, who held senior roles at Broadcast Music, Inc. and BMG, will build and oversee Hello Sunshine’s expansion into music and spearhead strategic initiatives in the music space. She will report to Hello Sunshine COO Liz Jenkins.
“Alex is an absolute force in the music industry and we are so excited to have her lead Hello Sunshine’s efforts in the space,” Jenkins said in a statement. “The depth and breadth of her experience make her uniquely suited to build the business alongside our Content and Direct-to-Consumer teams.”
Hello Sunshine, a part of Candle Media, has been behind a number of hit movies and TV series, including The Morning Show, Your Place or Mine, From Scratch, Something from Tiffany’s, Little Fires Everywhere, Where the Crawdads Sing, Truth Be Told and more.
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:
Back in October, Reese attended a special screening for From Scratch, a new Netflix series she has produced. Reese posed on the red carpet with the series’ star Zoe Saldana, the creators Tembi and Attica Locke (the series is an adaptation of Tembi’s book), her producing partner Lauren Neustadter, Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos, and other cast and crew from the series. Reese wore a fitted brown Roland Mouret dress with Louboutin heels.
Find a few high quality photos in our Gallery, read an interview from the red carpet below, and watch ET’s red carpet interview with Reese here.
Why Reese Witherspoon Thinks the Time Is Right for Netflix’s New Romance Limited Series ‘From Scratch’
When executive producer and Academy Award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon was tasked with casting a performer to play Amy Wheeler in “From Scratch,” Netflix’s limited series adaptation of Tembi Locke’s memoir, she looked no further than her dinner table.
Witherspoon was dining across from Zoe Saldaña, who was accompanied by her Italian husband and exchanging bits of dialogue in his native tongue, when she realized the “Avatar” star would be the perfect actor to play Amy.
Reese appeared The Bobby Bones Show radio show on November 23rd, to promote Busy Betty. She also chatted about her childhood, her kids, Where The Crawdads Sing and Taylor Swift’s song for the film, what she’s watching on TV (The Crown and White Lotus), what her focus for her company next year is (comedy!), and what quote from her films people say back to her most often. She also said that she got to keep the wedding dress from Sweet Home Alabama! Listen to the interview below:
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