One of our favorite silver screen beauties, Reese Witherspoon, is looking beautiful as ever on the cover of ELLE for their Women in Hollywood issue. The annual issue honors women who have made extraordinary contributions to the film industry this year.
Icons Reese Witherspoon, Penelope Cruz and Melissa McCarthy, alongside emerging star Shailene Woodley, look stunning in Versace, The Row, Marina Rinaldi and Calvin Klein. The icons opens up about their unique experiences as female leads in Hollywood, the women they love to watch, and their hopes for the future.
You can see more here at ELLE.com and make sure to pick up a copy on newsstands October 22. Here are some highlights from Reese’s interview:
On what inspired her to begin producing movies:
“I started noticing a couple years ago that I wasn’t seeing women as the stars of movies. I’m seeing them as the guys’ girlfriends, or so-and-so’s wife. I just thought: God, if I don’t start buckling down and start producing some movies, what’s my daughter going to see in the movies?”
On how her children changed her life:
“Somebody was saying to me the other day, ‘Oh, people get less interesting when they have kids.’ I just don’t think that’s true. I feel like I was so confused before I had kids, I almost got in my own way. Having kids made me clearer about who I was as a woman. I just wanted to exhibit good qualities for my daughter. I was a little competitive before I had kids- probably really competitive, to be honest. It really made me let go of that.”
Photos by: Thomas Whiteside & Nico