Reese Witherspoon: “I feel like I’m on a mission. It’s my main goal to create more female driven projects and give more opportunities to women at every level.” – ‘A Wrinkle In Time’
LOS ANGELES – Fabulous at 40! Well, Reese Witherspoon is 41, to be exact, and feels more enlightened, empowered, and emboldened today than at any other time in her life. She’s suffered through an abusive relationship (Reese won’t name him, but it’s almost certainly ex-husband Ryan Philippe, she’s rebooted her career, and she’s basking in the success of Big Little Lies, the series she developed, produced and starred in last year. BLL was so such a smash hit that they’re about to begin shooting the second season which will bring back Reese and her predominantly female cast mates Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, and Zoe Kravitz.
Meanwhile, Witherspoon is starring in a major new Disney film, A Wrinkle in Time, a phantasy epic about Meg. a teenage girl (played by newcomer Storm Reid) on a cosmic journey to locate her missing dad (Chris Pine). Helping her navigate the universe are three celestial beings able to “wrinkle” time and space: Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey), Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling), and the inquisitive Mrs. Whatsit, played by Witherspoon with abundant verve and humour. Reese believes that the film carries a timely message for young people and adults alike:
“It’s a really interesting time… like with people being [on such] incredibly different sides of political opinions or ideology,” Witherspoon said. “And I think this is a great message in this film about what’s inside of you. And truth. You know what’s truly good. You know that. And all children have that and all people have that. It’s about sourcing that inside yourself.”