‘From Book To Script To Screen,’ Reese Witherspoon Is Making Roles For Women
Actor Reese Witherspoon became famous in her 20s after starring in films like Election and Legally Blonde, but by the time she entered her 30s, the film landscape had shifted. DVD sales had shrunk and smaller, female-centered movies were in short supply. It was nearly impossible to find good leading roles for women.
Witherspoon began asking different movie studios what projects they were developing for women. “With the exclusion of one studio, everybody said ‘Nothing. Nothing with a female lead,’ ” she says.
So Witherspoon decided to start a production company and began adapting books with complex female characters into films and TV shows. The idea was to create better parts for women — and to help female authors get their stories sold.
Witherspoon’s company spearheaded the adaptation of Gone Girl, Wild and Big Little Lies, among other titles. Looking back, Witherspoon describes her shift into producing as “betting on myself.”
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Whilst in the UK recently, Reese and Jennifer Aniston taped several interviews for UK morning shows. Below is a clip and screencaptures from their appearance on This Morning on Monday – it was a short but funny interview, particularly hearing Reese talk about her most embarrassing talk show appearance!
HD screencaptures from episode 3 of The Morning Show – ‘Chaos Is The New Cocaine’ – have been added to our Gallery today. This was a busier episode, but I again liked Reese’s scenes with Billy Crudup, and seeing Bradley battle with what was forced upon her.
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