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Reese Witherspoon: Naomi Watts' 'The Impossible' Blew Me Away!

Reese Witherspoon: Naomi Watts' 'The Impossible' Blew Me Away!

Reese Witherspoon keeps it classy while picking up her lunch at Love.Eat.Smile Restaurant on Tuesday (December 18) in Los Angeles.

The 36-year-old actress recently wrote a letter to Naomi Watts to express her admiration for Naomi‘s performance in The Impossible.

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“I know we don’t know each other well. I hope it’s ok that I am reaching out to you, because I simply could not contain my enthusiasm about your performance in The Impossible,” Reese wrote in a letter shared by Entertainment Weekly.

“Wow. Just wow. I was blown away by the film. The story of survival and the incredible images of the tsunami and the performances of the entire cast were astounding,” Reese said. “By far, one of the best films I have ever seen in my life.”

Reese added, “I could not speak for 24 hours after seeing the film. It was more than a movie. It was a mediation on life and family and humanity. It was fortifying.”

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Reese Witherspoon’s letter to Naomi Watts?

Click inside to read the letter in its entirety

Hi Naomi,

I know we don’t know each other well. I hope it’s ok that I am reaching out to you, because I simply could not contain my enthusiasm about your performance in The Impossible.

Wow. Just wow. I was blown away by the film. The story of survival and the incredible images of the tsunami and the performances of the entire cast were astounding. By far, one of the best films I have ever seen in my life.

I could not speak for 24 hours after seeing the film. It was more than a movie. It was a mediation on life and family and humanity. It was fortifying.

But the life-breath of the film is you.

Your brutal physical performance, the ferocity of your mothering spirit and the soul touching moments where you hold on to life with every part of your being were incredible.

Not since I saw Meryl Streep’s performance in Sophie’s Choice have I been so moved by an actress’s performance. It also reminded me of Sally Field’s Norma Rae as well. Such strength and absolute vulnerability in the same performance. A mother who is determined to teach her child what it means to be a good person even when facing her own mortality. You showed every side of Maria’s story.

If I have anything to do with it (and I will literally tap dance on Sunset Boulevard for you!), you will be holding every beautiful statue that exists by the end of February.

But more importantly, you have created a performance that will stand the test of time.

Congratulations. And thank you sharing your heart and soul so openly.

With respect,

Reese

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22 Comments

# 1

Naomi deserves it. She got robbed a few times at the Oscars. She should get this award. Simply terrific actress! Go, Naomi. Good for Reese, respect!

# 2

Why would she share the letter with Entertainment Weekly?
Jesus Christ…

# 3

@B:
The Oscar race has started. Everyone is trying to get get as much support as possible. The Oscars is Hollywood’s version of Prom.

# 4

Reese had a baby, about two months ago, the way she is hustling, you would think she is broke.
Wonder if the baby recognizes her?

# 5

this ***** has no job but to comment on other people success.

# 6
Pattycake @ 12/18/2012 at 9:42 pm

@L: This is not a promotion for Naomi. It’s Reese trying to attach her name to Ms. Watts, and the strangest piece of self promotion I have ever seen.

# 7

Wearing black, talking on phone, eating out and self promotion using someone else’s wave of success! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA This is what Reese Witherspoon has become! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

# 8

She’s a Wh@re….
that Wtiherfakebitchspoon!!!!

# 9

I have no problem with Resse say what a good job she thinks Naomi did but why is she selling this story to Entertainment Weekly? Why not send her a email or post this on twitter It just seems so random.

It would be diffident if they were friends but thier not, is thier more to this story? if not then I’ll have to agree that Resse is useing this as self promotion.

HEY GREASY REASY @ 12/18/2012 at 10:36 pm

SHUTTHEHELLUPYOUATTENTIONSEEKINGWHORE

Smartypants @ 12/19/2012 at 12:02 am

Didn’t she just have a baby? When exactly does she take care of it? She is on here everyday out and about like some on who DOESN”T have a little baby at home.

That baby will probably call the nanny mommy!

I

Happy_Evil_Dude @ 12/19/2012 at 4:26 am

@B: because the letter was FOR Entertainment Weekly genius. EW asked a bunch of past Oscar Winners to pick their favorite for the next show and write something to them for the magazine.

She is ALWAYS on the phone when in public. Half the time I don’t think she’s speaking to anyone; it’s just a ploy to keep the paparazzi away.

Why isn’t she ever with her baby? She’s out shopping and going to lunch every single day.

Hahaha. I’m sure J.A. Bayona has taken note. Way to go Reese!!!! Maybe you will got a part in his next film!!!!!

@L: I totally agree! It’s kind of ridiculous tough.

@Happy_Evil_Dude: I know. My question was retorical. We all know what this is about.

Reese is right @ 12/19/2012 at 2:41 pm

Naomi Watts is amazing!!!!!!

I´m happy to see her again!
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Why not making Naomi Watts a compliment? That´s alright, coz´ her performance hit the heart of Reese like a Tsunami, bansai!
And the word “life-breath” is really a GREAT compliment. I like that word!
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Reese looks fine! And her Rednosed-Reindeer-Car, too!
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Love. Eat. Smile. ….associatable with the movie Eat, Pray, Love !
So, you see, Reese is in a good mood!
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MAGIC-MOON-SMILE FOREVERRFOR,U,TOORRRRRRRREESE !

Reese needs to sit DOWN and shut UP. She is everywhere trying way to hard and it just comes across as manic.

Delving Eye @ 02/25/2013 at 10:25 am

Gushing Reese could use some writing lessons. She sounds like some goofy sorority sister going for Cheerleader of the Day.

She also doesn’t know how to spell. Uh, it’s “meditation,” not “mediation.” And grammatically, it’s “more important,” not “more importantly,” which sounds way too important. And there’s no need for “as well” when you just said “also.”

But hey, the goal is to “be holding every beautiful statue that exists by the end of February.” (I guess they just go *poof!* on March 1st?)

Speaking of longer shelf-life, I wish Reese would remain speechless for more than 24 hours.

Delving Eye @ 02/25/2013 at 11:11 pm

Dear Reese,

You’re such a tool.

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