Reese Witherspoon wears double denim as she reveals she would like to give her younger self a ‘big hug’: ‘In my early 20s I used to worry a lot’
No worries, she’s got it.
Reese Witherspoon has opened up about all the demons that drove her when she first hit the big screen, in a 25th anniversary interview with InStyle magazine, released on Tuesday.
‘In my early 20s I used to worry a lot,’ the beautiful blonde dished. ‘I was worried about being a good mom. I was worried about being a good actress. I was worried about whether or not people respected me, or if I was kind enough or doing enough.’
Rockin’ double denim: Reese Witherspoon has opened up about all the demons that drove her when she first hit the big screen, in a 25th anniversary interview with InStyle magazine
‘But in the end it all works out. Really!’ the 43-year-old star said.
And the Legally Blonde actress looked back at her younger self with sympathy
‘If there’s one thing I could tell young Reese, I would tell her not to worry. And then I’d give her a big hug.’
Reese’s first InStyle cover came out in 2002 ‘when I was 26.’ She added: ‘I had always been a fan of the magazine, so it was a big deal.
‘Looking at that cover now, I can’t help but feel tender toward baby Reese and anyone else who’s going through that phase of life when they’re discovering who they are, especially in the public eye.
‘In my early 20s I used to worry a lot’: The blonde, seen with Big Little Lies co-stars Nicole Kidman, left and Shailene Woodley, said she worried about being a good mom and actress
‘Back in 2002: ‘Looking at that cover now, I can’t help but feel tender toward baby Reese and anyone else who’s going through that phase of life when they’re discovering who they are’
‘I know what she’s about to go through and endure and triumph over, but she has no idea what’s to come, despite the fact that she does look all coy and knowing.
‘Since then I’ve been on the cover of InStyle five more times. It’s been a huge privilege and an honor.’
She posted the snap of herself in double denim as she looked over a balcony in New York City, captioned: ‘Took a trip down memory lane with @instylemagazine to celebrate their 25th anniversary!
Sympathy for hersef: The Legally Blonde actress looked back at her younger self sayng, ‘If there’s one thing I could tell young Reese, I would tell her not to worry. And I’d give her a hug’
‘Check out the issue to see just how much has changed over the years… PS: are we ready to bring bangs back?’
Much has changed for Reese. Aside from her hyper successful film and TV career, she is also the owner of her southern living website and store Draper James.
The mom-of-three shares mini-me Ava, 18, and Deacon, 15, with ex-husband Ryan Philippe, 44. She also has a son, Tennessee, who turns seven next month, with her CAA talent agent husband Jim Toth, 49.
The man in her life: Reese with second husband, CAA agent Jim Toth, at an event in Beverly Hills in November 2016
Meanwhile, Reese is delighted that women are getting more of a chance both behind and in front of the camera.
‘I’m enormously encouraged by what’s happening now. I find it so fulfilling to have great female partnerships. Right now I’m producing and starring in a show called Little Fires Everywhere with Kerry Washington, and it’s going great.
‘Whether I’m working with Kerry or Nicole [Kidman on Big Little Lies] or Jennifer Aniston [on The Morning Show], it’s so fun to collaborate with these women. I’m just enjoying this time in my career. It’s a thrill to go to work.’
Night out: The beautiful blonde with Ava, now 18, and Deacon, now 15, at the American Cinematheque Award honoring her at LA’s Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on October 30, 2015