Reese looks amazing in February's W Magazine. I love that she can go from being normal Mom in jeans and t-shirt picking up her kids from school to glam movie actress in a photo-shoot like this. Here are a few of my favorite parts of the article:
- Actress Selma Blair, one of Witherspoon's few actress friends, describes Witherspoon as a "sensitive little earthling." "Reese comes from a lovely family, which provides the foundation for everything she's created for herself," Blair says. "She's the antithesis of Paris Hilton. She's never courted the tabloids or wanted to be on parade for the drama. She's about doing good work."
- When Witherspoon's not working, her life does resemble something close to a traditional suburban existence: She attends church weekly, cooks dinners in her beloved Crock-Pot ("I make a Mexican chicken that cooks all day and gets all shreddedâ€”I'll send you the recipe"), volunteers for school field trips and scopes out the neighbors' home improvements. "My girlfriend and I go running after we drop our kids off at school. I like to look at all the houses," she says, adopting a deeper Southern twang. "'Ooh, they put a new porch on their house!' Or 'They got a new tree!'"
- And although she won't mention any of the starlets by name, anyone who has watched The Simple Life or Newlyweds wouldn't have a hard time guessing.
"There is something in the zeitgeist right now about women wanting to portray themselves as stupid," Witherspoon says. "I don't know if these women are actresses or singers or whatever they are, but I know they're not stupid.
"The thing that worries me most is that this generation of young women hasn't been fully taught about the strides made by the women's movement in the not-so-distant pastâ€”the struggle for votes or to be recognized for legitimate opinions," she continues. "It irritates me that the sort of fad that 'stupidity is cute' might really be doing some serious damage. It's the cheap answer, and let's hope that their moment fades. Sorry, but I have a little girl."
She also talks about her love and her fabulous team partnership with her hot husband, Ryan. You can read the more of the article here.