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Reese Witherspoon: It's Hard Being an Actress Over 25

Reese Witherspoon: It's Hard Being an Actress Over 25

Reese Witherspoon looks ready for summer on the cover of Net-a-Porter’s The Edit magazine.

Here’s what the 41-year-old actress had to share with the mag:

On her Big Little Lies co-star Nicole Kidman: “My God, can somebody just give this woman an Emmy? I mean, please.”

On trying to get Gone Girl made in Hollywood: “Every studio passed [on Gone Girl] except for one. Honestly? I don’t think they even read it.”

On Hollywood being tough for women over 25: “It’s hard to be a female director, or a female writer, or an actress over 25. I think the dawn of streaming and the way that people are watching content now has been a great benefit because maybe women are too busy to go all the way to the theater, but they still want to see a diverse array of women on screen. I’ve been hearing for 27 years that women don’t show up to see women in movies, and I know empirically that is not true.”

For more from Reese, visit Net-a-Porter.com.

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  • rubie

    That is not true, I agree with Reese. It’s hard for me to get to the movies, but I do sneak out at times an see what I want to see, not what the family wants to see, which is usually the block busters, but I like content, of the story line, also great acting drives me to watch a movie at any time, whether its streaming or sitting at the theatre. I don’t care for whose in fashion or in at the moment, if you can portray a character, make me understand the message, make me experience the movie, I’m going to watch it…I support woman actors, my family is skipping wonder woman, but I’m already planning my escape because my sis in law told me that, “I need to see it”!!!

  • TaraTeller

    I can’t stand her.

  • Curt Noydb

    There is sexism in Liberal Mecca? Go figure.

  • persononhere

    me either. yet there is something about her i find pretty. i hate myself for it

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  • alex

    this woman is married with THE C.A.A. BOSS jim toth, and she is again cruel with the rest of the world………but what do you want dear reese? you are millionare ,your husband find for you the best script and you had a terrible clothes’ lines:I’m an artist, a musician and for me the mess-tin is really cruel! and you’re a poor actress thanks to your husband……

  • BigMacDaddy49

    He is not THE BOSS. He is an agent, co-head of a department. Not a partner of any such. Big difference….and yes she sucks rocks BIG TIME?

  • Dirk_Reese-Fan

    Wowsa, 79 days went by since my former post !
    But my heart was never ever gone from you, Reese !
    I had no time for making any posts.
    Now my PC still works too slow here at jared. But only here.
    ***
    The younger the women are, the more they show up to female idols at movies. At a certain age their selfconvidence is great enough to leave these idols behind them. Most of them, not all, of course !
    It´s always a matter of selfconfidence. And selfconfidence depends on being successfull in certain things – like the job. like being married happily, like being sporty and healthy and so on, like feeling secure financially, like feeling protected effectively, like feeling loved the right way.
    So you´re right with your wisdom about female idols for women in movies, Reese. Coz´ there are women, who still haven´t found what their are looking for. (You can sing it like that similar verse of that U2 song)
    ***
    1000-SUNS-POWER-FOREVERRYou´reAnAngelForMyHeart, Reese !
    ***