Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon is an acclaimed American actress, businesswoman and producer. She is regarded as one of the most well-known actresses of the modern era and has won several awards and million hearts. Witherspoon’s career as an actress started off quite early when she debuted in the film ‘The Man in the Moon’ while she was still in her teens. However, her biggest break as a leading lady came with the film ‘Legally Blonde’, released in 2001 and Witherspoon never looked back since. Some of her noted films include ‘Sweet Home Alabama’, ‘Legally Blonde 2’, ‘Monsters vs Aliens’, ‘Sing and Water for Elephants’ among others. She bagged in the ‘Academy Award’, ‘BAFTA Award’ and the ‘Golden Globe Award’ for best actress for her performance in the film ‘Walk the Line’. She is without doubt one of the most gifted actresses of her generation. Over the years, she has also championed many causes and one of her longest associations has been with ‘Save the Children’. Witherspoon has spoken about the causes she promotes as often as she can. She has become one of the most responsible Hollywood stars of the modern era. Here is a collection of some of her quotes and thoughts excerpted from her movies, interviews, tweets and other public utterances.
I had someone correct my grammar once on a blind date, and within the first 10 minutes the date was over. You just don't correct somebody's grammar. That's just not okay. I'm from Tennessee, so I probably say everything wrong. I might have said 'ain't,' or something like that.
Many people worry so much about managing their careers, but rarely spend half that much energy managing their LIVES. I want to make my life, not just my job, the best it can be. The rest will work itself out.
To play June, I had an immediate connect with her background and culture. We grew up with the same religion and shared a lot of the same values of family and spirituality. But I was really so inspired by what a modern woman she was.
Even people that know Johnny Cash's music really well and know that he was married don't really know that much about June Carter. So finding out about her really helped to inform my performance and to bring her to the front in a way that she has never been before.
For our first date, I made Ryan Hamburger Helper, which is basically what I grew up on. I make my own version of it now, with macaroni and cheese and hamburger meat. And the kids - it's their favorite dinner.
There are things in my life that are hard to reconcile, like divorce. Sometimes it is very difficult to make sense of how it could possibly happen. Laying blame is so easy. I don't have time for hate or negativity in my life. There's no room for it.
The joy we get as actors is out of transforming ourselves into something that's not necessarily anything true to ourselves. And it's a power - not being yourself, and being in the role; it's just like another prop.
But listen, I'm 29-years-old, I'm really lucky to be there and whatever happens I've been really blessed already. I have plenty of awards for this movie and if this was it for me I'd be really content.
I got a role in this movie called Freeway playing this really angry, aggressive, violent young woman who believed wholeheartedly in the truth. I had such satisfaction afterward, and I thought, That's what I want to do.
I think it's really interesting to play a woman who can articulate that she isn't ready to have a family and isn't even sure if she wants a family. I have a lot of friends like that. But obviously, that's not me.
We each own one car, and we have a reasonable house. It's a lovely place to be, but it's not extravagant.
That said, my kids are at home right now with my husband and I'm missing something important at my daughter's school which makes me feel sick inside. It's a lot of balance and a lot of really hard decision making.
I think, like every working parent, I sometimes feel that there are not enough hours in the day. But overall, I'm very fortunate that my job has a lot of flexibility. I spend a lot of time with the kids, just around the house.
I had parents who believed I could do anything - and I know how that made me feel. I think both my parents, having careers in the medical profession, feel they are helping people on a daily basis, and that was inculcated in me as a value. I had to struggle with giving up the idea of becoming a doctor myself.
Somebody close to me once said, 'Oh, no man will ever accept your children.' And I just thought it was the most horrifying thing someone has ever said to me in my entire life. I was determined to find somebody who would make that not true.