Reese Witherspoon for Harper’s BAZAAR
Reese Witherspoon is turning the BIG 4-0 and she’s got a lot to say.
The actress covers the February 2016 issue of Harper’s BAZAAR.
In this issue, which hits newsstands on January 19, Witherspoon takes a look back on her life, career and she even talks about her new ventures.
On how she’s planning to celebrate her 40th birthday:
“You know, live music, eating, kids [with friends and family in Nashville]….I wanted to hike Machu Picchu. But then I was like, ‘Wait, I did enough hiking last year.’ I’m done with hiking for a minute.”
On her life now versus her 20s:
“I’m much more open now. In my 20s, I was scared of everything. I didn’t know what my career was. I didn’t know why people liked my movies. I was wary of interacting with people. I was 25 when ‘Legally Blonde’ came out, 26 for ‘Sweet Home Alabama’, and 29 for ‘Walk the Line’. And I was scared, really scared. Now I feel like a different person. It’s a great thing getting older. You are who you are; you say what you mean.”
On what she thinks about for casting female roles:
“I want to get a female perspective on film that would make my daughter [Ava] understand what it means to be a woman in a different way.”
On what she likes to do when she’s at home “relaxing”:
“You know what I like to do? Reorganize bookshelves and my sock drawer. [My husband] Jim’s like, ‘What have you been doing for four hours in your closet?’ I’m like, ‘Um, reorganizing my underwear?’”