Reese Witherspoon’s blind riddle
As previously mentioned in the Kerry Washington post, Reese Witherspoon is featured in Entertainment Weekly’s Beyond Beautiful article and drops a blind riddle about opportunities for women in Hollywood:
“About four years ago I got sent an awful, terrible script. And this male star was starring in it, and there was a girlfriend part. And I thought, “You’ve got to be kidding me. No, I’m not interested.” They said, “Well this actress is chasing it, that actress is chasing it: three Oscar winners and two huge box office leading ladies.” And I thought, “Oh, that’s where we’re at? You’re fighting to be the girlfriend in a dumb comedy? For what?” And by the way, two Oscar winners did it.”
Which is partly why she started producing. Anyway, the internet seems to think it’s either A Million Ways To Die In The West or The Dilemma or No Strings Attached – all movies with maybe one Oscar winner but definitely not two. And let me tell you something about celebrities: they ALL know who’s won an Oscar and who hasn’t. They know it well. They have that sh-t memorised. Especially Reese Witherspoon. She’d never make that mistake of thinking someone’s won an Oscar when they haven’t. I think she’s talking about those Garry Marshall movies like New Year’s Eve (Halle Berry, Hilary Swank, Robert DeNiro) and Valentine’s Day (Julia Roberts, Jamie Foxx, Shirley MacLaine). And she’s right. They were terrible.
Let’s not pretend, though, that Halle Berry and Reese Witherspoon have the same opportunities. Halle’s going to take that movie because that might be her only option for a year. You know what else is weird to me? Reese Witherspoon is managed by Rick Yorn. Very, very powerful. Her agent is Bryan Lourd …who is the CO-CHAIRMAN of CAA. She’s married to Jim Toth, one of the top agents at CAA. He reps Robert Downey Jr, just to give an idea of his influence. And even her people are sending her bullsh-t scripts?
Attached - more shots of Reese in Brentwood today before heading to the gym.