Reese Witherspoon, it’s good to have you back, girl. The actress, who’s been off the silver screen for two years, features on the cover of the new Entertainment Weekly.
In the accompanying interview, the actress opens up about her divorce from husband of seven years, Ryan Philippe, Googling herself and dealing with pain.
Check out some interview highlights below.
On her divorce:
“It definitely sometimes feels like a suit that I wish I could zip off. But I don’t feel bad about any of the things I’ve gone through, whether it’s divorce or breakups or anything like that, because that’s all part of the life journey, and I have those experiences just like anyone else. And I think it deepens what you tap into creatively.”
On Googling herself:
“Oh, only in very, very dark moments — moments of pure self-loathing — do I type my name into Google. [Laughs] And I know what I’m in for. You never read anything positive — you always go straight to where you know they’re going to say something nasty about you.”
On why she’s been away for two years
“I just didn’t read anything I liked. There are a lot of really, really, really big movies about robots and things — and there’s not a part for a 34-year-old woman in a robot movie.”
On dealing with pain:
“My favourite quote is from Martha Stewart: ‘I have a short memory for painful things.’ And I do. I have one of those incredible memories where I just erase painful things. Maybe that’s really unhealthy, and I probably need to see a therapist. But I don’t dwell. You just keep going forward. Also, I have kids. What are you going to do? Are you going to teach them to be one of those people who keep looking in the rearview mirror, or are you going to teach them to be one of those people who go, ‘Tomorrow’s another day’?”
On wedding rumours:
“My mom always texts me, like, ‘Are you getting married?’ I’m like, ‘Mom, come on! You would know if I was getting married.’”
On the absence of gossip blogs during her rise to fame:
“God, I wish I would have known — I would have done more bad s**t!”
Witherspoon stars in upcoming romantic comedy How Do You Know opposite Paul Rudd and Owen Wilson.