Episode 6 – ‘The Uncanny’ – of Little Fires Everywhere was a flashback episode to show us the backstories of Elena and Mia. The performances of AnnaSophia Robb and Tiffany Boone who played the younger Elena and Mia were exceptional, particularly in the way they captured the mannerisms of their older counterparts. The episode also helped us to better understand Elena and empathise with her. Read about how AnnaSophia Robb prepared for the role below:
How AnnaSophia Robb Perfected Reese Witherspoon’s Voice on ‘Little Fires Everywhere’
From the moment AnnaSophia Robb received the email to play Reese Witherspoon’s younger character on Little Fires Everywhere, she knew she had to have it. Robb stars as the younger version of Witherspoon’s character Elena, a wealthy white woman with three kids, in episodes 5 and 6 of Hulu’s Little Fires Everywhere.
Based on Celeste Ng’s 2017 book of the same title, Little Fires Everywhere follows two mothers in Shaker Heights, Ohio, in the 1990s, whose lives are upturned after a story about a young single mother who abandons her baby at a fire station rocks their small town. The sixth episode of the miniseries, which Witherspoon and Kerry Washington executive produce, explores the lives of Elena and Mia (Washington) before they were mothers with teenage children in Shaker. Robb plays Elena at two stages of her life: The first is in 1970s Paris before a wide-eyed Elena returns to Shaker and starts a family. The second is a decade later when Elena, now with three kids, learns that she’s pregnant with a fourth and must pivot the life she pictured for herself once again.
“As an actor, it was a fun role to play, because I’m not a mother,” Robb says. “It was challenging in certain ways. It was a nerve wracking experience, but it was also one of the most gratifying things I’ve done.”
Ahead, Robb talked to StyleCaster about the key advice Witherspoon gave her on the set of Little Fires Everywhere, what it was like to work on a show that was created and written by women and what she learned about her own from a privilege from the series, which explores race, class and motherhood. “I think fostering an environment where nobody feels silenced is super important. That was definitely present on this set,” Robb says.Continue reading this entry »
Reese appeared on Jameela Jamil’s ‘I Weigh’ podcast today. This is an incredibly open interview with Reese talking about the media interest in her life, her mental health, and being in therapy, and then the more general topics of females in science/healthcare, representation of race/gender/other minorities, and why she turned to producing. It’s almost an hour long and worth listening to all of it:
What started with a social media post has become a movement, and now a podcast. On I Weigh, Jameela Jamil challenges society’s definition of worth through weight by asking different thought-leaders, performers, activists, influencers, and friends about how they are working through their past shames to find where their value truly lies. With hilarious and vulnerable conversations, I Weigh will amplify and empower diverse voices in an accessible way to celebrate progress, not perfection.
Reese Witherspoon joins Jameela to talk about how instagram helped her control her own narrative, struggling with postpartum depression, the red carpet advice Meryl Streep once shared, how “funny doesn’t sag,” and building her own media company.
Reese Witherspoon and Eva Longoria on Chef Jose Andres, cooking, and more
Eva Longoria is living out her dream of being on Chopped! Watch and Reese and Eva talk about cooking with what they have in their pantry. Download and stream Fierce Queens and Flipped on Quibi today!
HD screencaptures from the 5th episode of Little Fires Everywhere have been added to our Gallery today. I really loved Reese in this episode – what a fantastic performance! I loved seeing a more relaxed Elena (initially, anyway!) with Jamie, and Reese’s chemistry with Luke Bracey was mesmerising. Reese is really bringing her range in this (again). Enjoy the screencaptures:
• Little Fires Everywhere > 1×05: ‘Duo’ x798
Jade Pettyjohn, who plays Elena’s daughter Lexie in Little Fires Everywhere, spoke about working with Reese in a recent AOL Build At Home interview:
Take an inside look at how the set of Little Fires Everywhere was built. Join production designer, set designer, and set decorator for a trip down 90s memory lane. Tune into Little Fires Everywhere on Hulu.
Offset tells Reese Witherspoon about buying his first car at @TheEllenShow
Watch as Reese asks Offset all about cars: his first car, the car he gifted his daughter, and his show about cars, ‘Skrrt with Offset.’ Download Quibi today to stream Fierce Queens and Skrrt with Offset.
Reese Witherspoon and @Jennifer Lopez chat live about Legally Blonde 3, musicals, and kids.
Reese talks with JLo about how her kids are doing and musicals! Download and stream Fierce Queens and Thanks a Million on Quibi today!