Reese Witherspoon on Choosing Roles, Supporting Women, and the ‘Hannah Montana’-‘Big Little Lies’ Connection

by Jeremy Spirogis
Reese Witherspoon

Like the remainder of us, actor Reese Witherspoon isn’t capable of exit and do her job through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. On Miley Cyrus’ Instagram Live speak present Bright Minded: Live with Miley, she opened up about how she’s coping with all of this, in addition to a couple of different attention-grabbing subjects. She additionally addressed the connection between her HBO collection Big Little Lies and the present that made Cyrus well-known: Hannah Montana.

Reese Witherspoon went on Miley Cyrus’ Instagram Live Show

Cyrus advised Witherspoon that she’s “looked up to[her] since [she] was little.” Both talked about how a lot they love their mothers, and the way they’re coping throughout all of this. While Cyrus has her 4 canine to take care of, Witherspoon is at house together with her husband, Jim Toth, and her three youngsters: Ava (20), Deacon (16), and Tennessee (7).

“I definitely have good days and bad days,” mentioned Witherspoon, including that “it’s totally fine to feel however you want to feel” throughout this time. She says that she needed to inform herself to chill out. “If you get nothing done all day and you just do a puzzle, that’s OK.”

She really useful her favourite motion pictures to look at throughout this time

Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon | Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic

One of the issues that helps folks essentially the most throughout these instances is staying occupied. “TV shows and movies keep us company when we’re feeling alone,” mentioned Cyrus. She requested Witherspoon for some leisure suggestions, and the Little Fires Everywhere star was comfortable to oblige.

Witherspoon particularly known as out movies like Thelma and Louise, Raising Arizona, Defending Your Life, and the unique Overboard (starring Goldie Hawn). She additionally mentioned she just lately watched the Robin Williams movie Mrs. Doubtfire together with her household.

How Witherspoon chooses her roles

Cyrus requested Witherspoon how she chooses her roles. “I always think about the audience first,” she mentioned. She recalled going to the flicks to “escape” when she was youthful, saying, “that’s why I love books and I love movies.”

Witherspoon continued, saying, “I try not to make a lot of depressing things…Do you want to watch something that depresses you or brings you down? Or do you want to watch either something that starts a conversation or just makes you happy?” That definitely explains her background in romantic comedies like Legally Blonde.

She additionally helps female-owned companies

Fans of Witherspoon know that she has her personal clothes and design firm, Draper James. She advised Cyrus about how she and every of her members of the family have their very own area to do the work they should presently. For Witherspoon, which means “a calm space,” particularly one which’s blue and white.

On the subject of her business, Witherspoon speak concerning the significance of giving to female-run firms presently. “If you have a brand that you love a lot of their big orders from the big department stores are getting canceled,” she mentioned, advising folks to go on to their web sites to order. “That might really make such a difference for these people.”

The connection between their exhibits

As for a way Hannah Montana and Big Little Lies relate to at least one one other, Cyrus advised Witherspoon some information that made headlines in June 2019. The home that was the outside for her character Miley Stewart is similar one which was extra just lately used for Witherspoon’s character, Madeline Mackenzie, in Big Little Lies.

“Oh my god! I knew I knew that house from somewhere,” mentioned Witherspoon. She added, “Such good vibes at that house!” It’s not precisely a crossover, but it surely’s fairly cool nonetheless.

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