Reese Witherspoon got incredibly candid for a new interview in the June issue of Red magazine, which hits newsstands in the UK on May 1. She touched on feminism, the gender pay gap, and her drive to become a businesswoman and avoid hiding her successes. Reese also discussed her life with baby Tennessee and her friendships with Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz, whom she says hides a secret alter ego. Read on for more from Reese Witherspoon in Red magazine.
- On women putting themselves down: "As women, we shrug and smile and say, 'Oh...me?' because it makes it socially acceptable for us to be successful. But there is a balance between being an arrogant jerk and being someone who is proud of their accomplishments. We need to let successful women show off and support them. Because men don't spend any time putting themselves down. They don't waste their breath. You have to be the best version of yourself and, if that means you have to be a bit self-promoting, then it's okay. It really is. Because who's going to believe in you more than yourself? Other than, maybe, your mother."
- On losing her mind after giving birth: "Ever since I had the baby, I can't remember anything. Serious, this child stole my brain. I'm losing friendships over forgetting to get back to people. But you can't keep up with everything. I've got a 13-year-old, a nine-year-old and a baby."
- On her friends Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz: "They're just as charismatic and fun as you would imagine. It's nice to hang with Drew because we both just had babies and we can support each other. And Cameron is such a funny, bright gal. She's an incredibly sharp business-minded woman, but she disguises that side of herself. It's her secret alter ego."