Reese Witherspoon covers Elle magazine’s February 2012 issue looking rather seductive. Does this make anyone else kind of uncomfortable? I have always thought as Reese as the girl-next-door, you know, America’s Sweetheart…with emphasis on the word “sweetheart”, so why this sexy, just rolled out of bed hairstyle now? Why the thick goth-like eye shadow and writhing around on the beach? It doesn’t work for me, Reese. I was expecting a blond bob or gym-rat pony. Eh.
Anyways, check out highlights from the interview including how she met her now-husband Jim Toth and what she thinks about her womanly figure below.
ON HOW SHE MET JIM TOTH:
“It was when his boozy friend began hitting on her. “This really drunk guy was hitting on me, making such an idiot of himself, yelling at me. He was like [slurring, scowling, pointing finger in her face], ‘You don’t know me.’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, I know. I don’t know you!’ Jim came over and said, ‘Please excuse my friend. He’s just broken up with someone.’ And I remember thinking, his friend is such an ass, what a jerk. And that Jim was a really good friend, pulling him out of that situation.”
ON DIVORCE FROM RYAN PHILLIPPE:
“It was awful. It was like I was having a delayed response to my divorce. All my adrenaline shock had held me over for nine or ten months, and then I collapsed under the weight of grieving. I have to be honest with you, I’m a totally different person now . . . I don’t think I realized how little I was living. I was so consumed with trying to hold it together.”
ON HER SEXUALITY:
“I do have to say, I like my body so much better after I had kids. Is that a crazy thing to say? I’m more womanly. I feel sexier. I’m more comfortable with my sexuality as I get older. When I was younger, I didn’t know why men were starting to look at me. Now I know why men are looking — and I’m cool with it.”
ON THIS MEANS WAR:
“I’m not saying it’s serious or important. It’s like Mr. and Mrs. Smith with dating.”
ON MAKING BETWEEN $15-20 MILLION PER FILM:
“I’m very lucky. Every time they call and talk to me about money, I get embarrassed about it. A couple of women finally made me feel better: ‘To get what you’re making, do you know how much money people are making off you?’ I’m like, ‘Oh, oh, okay.’ And I can give it away and support other people and give more people jobs in films that I believe in.”
ON HER GIRL FRIENDS:
“All my best friends are moms. They understand if you say, ‘I have to go!’ You have to go because somebody’s probably eating glass or drinking something under the sink, right?”