Reese Witherspoon was told to 'dress sexy' to land 'Legally Blonde' role

Lawrence Kim
December 13, 2019

"It's amusing to think of all the things we were told to do back then, because now you're thinking, 'Oh God, if somebody told my daughter to do that, she'd be like, I really hope you're joking", she adds.

She added: "I don't want to just admire problems, and I certainly don't want to leave this business the same way that I found it". Known then for her performances in the films Cruel Intentions and Election, Witherspoon was at risk of being typecast, according to theHollywood Reporter's 2019 Women in Entertainment issue. The Morning Show star was accompanied by not one, but three special dates-husband Jim Toth and two of her three kids, 20-year-old look-alike daughter Ava Phillippe and 16-year-old son Deacon Phillippe.

When you've received a celeb story, video or footage get in contact with the Metro.co.uk leisure workforce by emailing us [email protected], calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff web page - we'd love to hear from you. She has also been proactive in the #metoo and Time's Up movement. "Just to be part of the legacy of this woman who broke through so many barriers, ran a studio, produced so many awesome movies and did so much for our industry in so many ways is really just so humbling".

In Hollywood (USA) held a ceremony of awarding the prize Women in Entertainment, which the magazine the Hollywood Reporter awards most powerful women in the film industry. He sued former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes for sexual harassment a year before the Weinstein allegations came out.

"I guarantee these companies are real smart, and if they agree to pay us, they're doing it for a reason", Witherspoon says. "We need men to take up these causes and really demand diversity and inclusion in their movies and to work with more female directors and writers and I think we're seeing that happen, we definitely are". "I literally said to her, 'I want Elle to be a role model.' I wanted my daughters to watch her and think that they can live in a world where they can do anything".

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