Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Reese Witherspoon Talks Movie Making and Motherhood with Elle UK
Water for Elephants star Reese Witherspoon covers the May 2011 issue of ELLE UK. The newlywed mom-of-two opens up about making movies, motherhood, and making it all work together.
On the misconception that she has it all with new husband Jim Toth, daughter Ava, 11, and son Deacon, 7:
“There’s this fallacy that we can have it all. I get it often, ‘Oh, you have it all’ - and I don’t. It’s hard. And there are times I take two years off and I don’t work. And there are times I go to work and I feel sick because I can’t see my kids for five days. And it’s real hard to go. Work is important to me. The kids are important to me. My relationship’s important to me. But all three can’t be functioning at 100% at all times."
On being a woman in Hollywood:
“I’m not going to lie, it’s fun to watch. But at a certain point, I go, ‘Wait, strip it all down.’ These girls—I shouldn’t say girls, these women—worked really hard, really hard, and now it’s reduced to … ‘She looks frumpy.’... We’re just too hard on each other. Women need to be more supportive of each other, stop tearing each other apart. There’s plenty of room for all of us. There’s plenty of men for all of us. There’s plenty of jobs. There’s plenty of room! I really believe it. Another actress out there has a number-one movie? They’re going to make more movies about women. A female writer sells a script? They’re going to look at another script from another woman. The better one woman does, the better all women do.”
Source: ELLE UK