Remember when Reese Witherspoon got all drunk and disorderly and had to be arrested? And then she started ranting to the cop about how she’s super famous and has rights as an American? It was one of the most fun episodes in celebrity-meets-police history, and now, over a year later, Reese is finally ready to talk about it… at the BFI Film Festival, at that:
“I think it was a moment where people realized that I wasn’t exactly what they thought I was,” she told reporters. “I guess maybe we all like to define people by the way the media presents them, and I think that I showed I have a complexity that people didn’t know about. It’s part of human nature. I made a mistake. We all make mistakes. The best you can do is say sorry and learn from it and move on.”
That’s true – we do all make mistakes and it’s no big deal. It certainly hasn’t hurt her career, that’s for sure, and most people have forgotten about it. It’s not like anyone is judging her or persecuting her, either – it’s basically just something that everyone laughs at her for, just like we all do with embarrassing things.
Also, I don’t know that getting so drunk that you become belligerent shows the world “complexity”, but uh, okay.
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Reese Witherspoon is starring in Wild, which is based on Cheryl Strayed’s memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. If you haven’t read it, it’s about a woman who goes on a journey of self-discovery following her mother’s death. It can be quite a deep film at times, and it includes some more intense sex scenes that Reese wanted to be totally real and raw because she’s a Very Serious Actress.
“When people underestimate me, it’s actually a comfortable place for me,” she says. “ ‘Oh, that’s what you think I am; well, no, I’m not.’ I’m a complex human being. I have many different shades.”
The film is unflinching in its portrayal of the bottom Strayed hit after the death of her mother, dabbling with heroin and embarking on a string of one-night stands as if trying to awaken her grief-numbed senses. Witherspoon knew no studio would let her go there. “I just didn’t want to hear, ‘Oh, we don’t want to see Reese have sex. . . . Oh, can we not have any profanity?’ ” says Witherspoon. “I wanted it to be truthful, I wanted it to be raw, I wanted it to be real.”
Well, okay. Apparently Reese hired a hypnotist to help her lose herself during her sex scenes, which… I don’t really get, but whatever floats your boat.
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Welcome back, y’all, to Best and Worst Celebrity Looks of the Week! Check out last week’s looks (or don’t, it’s your life) and then check these out and tell us who your celeb pick is for BEST, WORST, and WTF of the week!
Amy Poehler never knows what length of dress to wear. She always finds one that is exactly the wrong length and cuts her off. This would be so much cuter if it was short.
Chloë Sevigny wore something cute! It’s a belated Christmas miracle!
Here we are again, another round of Best and Worst Celebrity Looks of the Week! Here’s what happened last week. Go through this week’s photos and pick your favorites for BEST, WORST, and WTF looks. And discuss whether or not Kate Hudson did something to her face.
What a week for fashion! We had a BAFTA Awards post and a Brit Awards post. Now let’s take a look at what non-Brit award slinging celebs were wearing throughout the week in this edition of Best and Worst Celebrity Looks of the Week!
Go through the outfits and make your choices for BEST, WORST, and WTF look of the week. Mine are at the bottom!
Last week on Best and Worst Celebrity Looks of the Week, we saw Camilla Belle wearing something diabolical. This week, Shia LaBeouf (above) clearly takes my WTF spot for the BEST, WORST, and most WTF look of the week. But do you agree? See what others wore this week below (and ask yourself, “Did Laura Prepon do something to her face?”) and make your choices!
Welcome back to Best and Worst Celebrity Looks of the Week! Time once again to take a gander at what celebs are wearing and dub someone BEST, WORST, and WTF. My picks are at the bottom. Let’s get right to it!