Ambition, the Reese Witherspoon Way

Reese Witherspoon (Photo: Instagram/Draper James)

Of all the nasty words I’ve heard that are used to describe women,
the one that has the ugliest connotations is ambition.
I don’t know why that’s declared conniving for women,
because I’m constantly inspired by Reese’s ambition.
You have a dream? She makes it happen.

~ Laura Dern
Witherspoon’s friend and co-star in the 2014 film
and this year’s seven-part HBO series Big Little Lies

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All we’re asking for is 50-50.
A lot of women procrastinate or say, ‘I’ll do something,’
but Reese is a doer.

~ Nicole Kidman
Witherspoon’s co-star and co-producer of Big Little Lies, citing a 2016 study for the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University that reported that only seven percent of filmmakers in 2016 were women. The Motion Picture Association of America found that women accounted for 52 percent of moviegoers in the same year.

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I always say to her, ‘You don’t understand how rare this is!’ To her, it’s like, ‘Yeah, now what?’ She can do it all standing on her head.

~ Nicole Kidman
who finds it thrilling to watch Witherspoon bounce between her duties as an actress, producer, designer and mother
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Musings and Impressions
Reese Witherspoon has never been in my radar very much, but since coming across a recent article in the Wall Street Journal Magazine, I’ve been following her on Instagram. It’s not just hot, it’s inspiring and breezy, especially that one cool GIF where she’s parked herself at the stern of a yacht, her eyes closed as she luxuriates in the salt-kissed winds, her fingers running wildly and madly through her hair.

How Reese Witherspoon is Changing Hollywood for Women
by Derek Blasburg
WSJ. Magazine, Nov 1, 2017

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