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Reese Witherspoon Defends Hiring Male Director for 'Big Little Lies'

Reese Witherspoon Defends Hiring Male Director for 'Big Little Lies'

Reese Witherspoon and Big Little Lies director Jean-Marc Vallée cover the newest issue of Variety.

Here’s what the 40-year-old actress had to share with the mag:

On why she chose Jean-Marc as the director: “I feel safe with Jean-Marc — more safe than I’ve ever felt with anybody, because he’s my brother,
he’s my partner; I know he’s always going to demand the best, but I’m always going
to bring my best,” she says. “We hold each other to those standards. We don’t have
any artifice between us.”

On the female-heavy script: “I thought that was a really unique opportunity to have so many incredible parts for women in one piece of material….“Any woman who’s trying to lift other women up and create more work for women is literally just looking for parity. We’re not looking to completely take over projects. It’s just nice to have 50-50. You need male energy and female energy on every project. You need different races on every project. The deep mission to understand each other is what creates great art.”

On film vs TV: “What is film? What is TV? What is digital? I think probably within four years we’re not going to be talking about that anymore. It’s just content. Content is content. Because as an artist, the most important thing is you want to have work that reaches people.
I don’t care how it gets to them. I don’t
care if it’s in their living room, their laptop, their mobile phone — I just want them to see it.”


For more from Reese, visit Variety.com.

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    Now, it´s about time to make some new comments again – after 37 days of absence ! (And 7 threads will be commented, yup!)
    And my heart was with you at – nearly – eververy day !
    ***
    So fine to hear, that you feel save when you work together with Jean-Marc
    Vallée ! Très magnifique !

    ***
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    ***………………………………………………………..TheGreatest !
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  • Dirk_Reese-Fan

    Now, it´s about time to make some new comments again – after 37 days of absence ! (And 7 threads will be commented, yup!)
    And my heart was with you at – nearly – eververy day !
    ***
    So fine to hear, that you feel save when you work together with Jean-Marc
    Vallée ! Très magnifique !

    ***
    1000-SUNS-POWER-FOREVERRYouAreTheGreatest !
    ***………………………………………………………..TheGreatest !
    ………………………………………………………………The Greatest !
    for my heart !!!
    ***