Reese Witherspoon Felt Confused Before She Had Kids

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon was selected by ELLE magazine for their Women In Hollywood issue.  The actress and mother to Ava, Deacon and Tennessee, shared that her daughter is a motivator in her decision to produce movies and explains why she's more interesting now that she has kids. 

Reese hopes that she'll produce movies with female roles that Ava will look up to.  On what inspired her to start 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 having 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.”

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