Says Motherhood Made Her More Interesting


Reese Witherspoon was among the celebrities to grace ELLE magazine’s November issue for their Women In Hollywood issue.   The November issues pays homage to celeb women who have made contributions to film this year.

Reese dished a little on motherhood and work.

On what inspired her to start producing movies:   “I started noticing a couple years ago that I wasn’t seeing women as the stars of movies. I’m seeing them as the guys’ girlfriends, or so-and-so’s wife. I just thought: God, if I don’t start buckling down and start producing some movies, what’s my daughter going to see in the movies?”

On how her children (Ava, Deacon and Tennessee) changed her life:  “Somebody was saying to me the other day, ‘Oh, people get less interesting when they have kids.’ I just don’t think that’s true. I feel like I was so confused before I had kids, I almost got in my own way. Having kids made me clearer about who I was as a woman. I just wanted to exhibit good qualities for my daughter. I was a little competitive before I had kids- probably really competitive, to be honest. It really made me let go of that.”


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