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Reese Witherspoon Explains Why Female Stories Are Important to Tell on Screen

Reese Witherspoon Explains Why Female Stories Are Important to Tell on Screen

Reese Witherspoon is speaking out about why it’s so important for female stories to be told on screen and why this led her to develop the new HBO series Big Little Lies.

The Oscar-winning actress was joined by co-stars Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, and Zoe Kravitz while promoting the show at the 2017 Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour on Saturday morning (January 14) at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena, Calif.

“I’m passionate because things have to change. We have to start seeing women as they really are in film. And not just in a movie theater with a tiny budget. We need to see real women’s experience whether it involves domestic violence, whether is involves sexual assault whether it involves motherhood or romance or infidelity or divorce,” Reese said (via Vanity Fair). “We need to see these things because we as human beings we learn from art and what can you do if you never see it reflected? I feel like I constantly see women of incredible talent playing wives and girlfriends in thankless parts, I just had enough.”

“It’s a unique pleasure to be able to come to other women with a piece of material I feel deeply proud of and excited to see their performance. These are the kinds of things that shift consciousness,” Reese added.

FYI: Reese is wearing an Alexander McQueen dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, and Jennifer Meyer jewelry. Nicole is wearing a Bottega Veneta dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, and an Omega watch. Shailene is wearing a Bottega Veneta outfit. Zoe is wearing an Alexander Wang dress and Sophia Webster shoes.

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  • tom

    Reese is now perfect to play the witch in a Disney movie

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  • Chicken_Paprikash

    apparently she is an alcoholic

  • Chicken_Paprikash

    apparently she is an alcoholic

  • Loather

    So, we have to see women as weak victims at mercy of men, raped, beaten, killed by men and stupid single mums, who feel at the age of 15 that they have everything and only a child is needed in their lives? Hurray! And what is the massage? That this is the woman destiny, nothing can be done? Or restraining order and a policeman to every single woman? Either women should wake up at last and go to train their bodies, do martial arts, self-defense courses and stop being weak and victim, because being weak is no glory???
    Is this for talented actresses instead of playing stupid housewives, girlfriends?

  • Dirk_Reese-Fan

    Only 15 days went by since my former post ! Fine ! (Better than 2 months !!!)
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    Reese, all your words about women are so true !
    (Kiss-Kiss & Hug-Hug !!)² !!!! for your wisdom too !
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    1000-SUNS-POWER-FOREVERWhenISayHereComesTheSunThenIMeanReese !!!
    ***
    PS:
    Isn´t it even a discrimination, that the word women contends the word
    men? And that men is the shorter word? You know, BIG MOVIES content
    often very short names! That can make the peaple feel,
    that men are bigger because the word men is shorter than the word women !
    Thus, my suggestion is a new word for women;
    The new singular for woman: Wom
    The new plural for women: Wem
    (Of course, if people now associate the word worm, if they hear wom,
    then we should decide for another word: May be wam ?
    ***
    I´ll keep on supporting all wem !
    ******************************************
    WEM-POWER !!!!!!!!!!
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