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Reese Witherspoon Covers 'Elle' Women in Hollywood Issue

Reese Witherspoon Covers 'Elle' Women in Hollywood Issue

Reese Witherspoon is stunning in Versace on the cover of Elle magazine’s November 2013 Women in Hollywood issue, honoring women who have made extraordinary contributions to the film industry.

Also gracing covers were Shailene Woodley and Melissa McCarthy, with Penelope Cruz doing a shoot as well.

Here’s what the ladies had to share:

Reese, on how her kids have changed her: “Somebody was saying to me the other day, ‘Oh, people get less interesting when they have kids.’ I just don’t think that’s true. I feel like I was so confused before I had kids, I almost got in my own way. Having kids made me clearer about who I was as a woman. I just wanted to exhibit good qualities for my daughter. I was a little competitive before I had kids- probably really competitive, to be honest. It really made me let go of that.”

Melissa, on comedians she admires: “I watch Julia Louis-Dreyfus on Veep and she is so good, because she is playing the world’s biggest asshole narcissist, and yet you can’t take your eyes off of her. In fact, you still strangely like her and almost want to hang with her.”

Penelope, on the best advice she’s received: “How important it is to learn to say no. You’re going to have to put a lot of your time into a project, and you have to know if it’s something you really feel connected with, because it’s not a job you can do like you press a button- no.”

Shailene, on her future: “I’m so young, and I’m single, and I just want to drift. I’m just going to be a drifter. I want to do something totally different before Insurgent [the second film in the Divergent trilogy]. Maybe I’ll work in a tea shop. Or live in Amsterdam. Or be a nanny. Life experience only helps us as actors. I need new experiences to draw upon.”

For more from the ladies, visit

FYI: Melissa is wearing Plukka Quartz Moon Drop Earrings.

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Credit: Thomas Whiteside/Elle, Nico/Elle
Posted to: Magazine, Melissa McCarthy, Penelope Cruz, Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley

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  • ace11

    Was Reese boozed up for the interview?

  • mike

    Sorry I can’t take anything she says seriously now. A person’s true character comes out when they drink & she thinks she is the sh** because she pretends for a living. She carries herself like little miss priss.
    New actress please.

  • anonymous

    Why do I find Shailene annoying? I guess I’m just happy that she isn’t going crazy like other young artists

  • tick

    Her marriage & career both went downhill after her Oscar win.
    She hasn’t been in a successful movie in 5 years. Hasbeen.
    Everyone has their 15 minutes.

  • yuk

    photoshop Reese. sexy not her thing

  • Candy Graham

    Roger Goodell is a Racist Bigot White Supremacist NFL Commissioner and the other 32 team owners are Racist Bigots for supporting, enabling, and profiting off the Hate Crime Culture that is promoted by the use of the Washington “Redskins” team nickname.
    End the ethnic Bullying and Hate Crime culture perpetuated by the NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL owners by writing to your Senator or Congressman to strip the NFL from its tax exempt status and anti-trust status. As Taxpaying citizens of the United States, we demand that our government no longer support and provide benefits to organizations that promote Hate Crime, Bigotry, and Ethnic Bullying.
    End Corporate Sponsorships of the Redskins. Soft Drink companies and Apparrel companies should not promote Racism.

  • allison

    Melissa looks great.

  • Best

    The other three ladies look lovely but Reese, oh Reese, we know you’re still competitive and status obsessed.

  • b

    I see magazines are still afraid to showcase a big girl’s body. Everyone else is showing skin and there’s Melissa in a big ol’ trench coat.

  • ItsBlitz!

    Why is Melissa McCarthy all covered up in that god awful green coat while all the other actresses are showing skin? and what’s with all air brushing,her face looks all wrinkled and tired,she looks nothing like that! And how come Shailene Woodley lands her own cover,how is she a remarkable actress? And I think that bathing suit thing she’s wearing is a bit inapropriate for a kid her age,the downfall is not that far Shailene.

  • Dirk_Reese-Fan

    Fine to see Reese again. This time on the cover of the ´elle´-magazine.
    She looks OSSOM, yep ! Georgeous, classy, sexy and like an angel – everything at the same time, yep !***
    It´s quite logic, that she was more competitive before she had kids.
    The reason: If it had been the opposite, then it would have been really illogical, yep !
    And her kids let her grow to a woman, because being a mother is typical for being a woman – but not typical for being a girl, cuz´ a girl has not own kids. That´s why a lot of grown-ups still behave too often like children or like juveniles, if they don´t have own kids. These are very logic thoughts of Reese, yep ! She can reflect her life brilliantly out of a meta-perspective. That´s a sign for having philosophical and psychological strenghts. And that´s fine, yep ! A further reason why my heart is beating for hers, yep !
    1000-SUNS-POWER FOREVERRRReeseIsAGreatPhilosophist, yep !
    And *G, C, S, and like an A
    And a good mum !

  • Suck This Beotch……

    Withercuntdrunk is a fcuktard asshat cooze!

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  • Dirk_Reese-Fan

    @Post 13-19:
    Of course, this must have been the reaction of Mr. “@”, who tries to be the (overlord)³, hahahahaha !!!
    Just a further emotional eruption of a man, who seems to be always on fire!
    Like a vulcanian, who still has his Pon Far ! Or is he a Klingon ? Haha !
    Try some yoga or jogging, Mr. “@” !!!
    Or hear some relaxation-music.
    All this will keep your heart in a better balance !

  • Mr. “@” behaves…

    Mr. “@” behaves…

  • like a Klingon, yep !

    like a Klingon, yep !