Reese Witherspoon calls into The Bobby Bones Show to talk about her new children’s book, Busy Betty, her latest projects and the outfits she’s kept from her movies.
Witherspoon has always been busy with projects, including her new children’s book called Busy Betty, the story of about a curious young girl who has big plans. She hopes the book teaches kids to harvest their creativity, keep your brain preoccupied and get off your phone and start something! She said ‘Betty’ is based off of her younger self. Witherspoon grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and both her parents were always busy working. She and her brother would create magic shows and fake businesses to entertain themselves. These days, her work takes her everywhere, but she still calls Nashville home. Her whole family is there, and she loves how friendly everyone is and couldn’t imagine living in a better city.
Bobby Bones just finished watching Where The Crawdads Sing, a movie her production company, Hello Sunshine, produced. Witherspoon chose to make that movie after she recommended the book in her book club, and said when she was reading it, she found herself wanting to play the main character. She loved the story so much, she wanted to bring it to life on the screen, but the pandemic delayed filming. She’s overwhelmed by the amount of people who saw the movie. Taylor Swift even wrote an original song for it called “Carolina” which just received a GRAMMY nomination for ‘Best Song Written for Visual Media.’ She said once Swift puts her stamp of approval on something, it’s going to draw in a big crowd.
Witherspoon is currently filming season three of The Morning Show. They are more than halfway done and she said there is a lot of romance this season. Witherspoon is in so many shows and movies, we’re so used to watching her, but what does she watch? The Crown and White Lotus are her current favorites. Bones asked her about her episode on the Home Edit, where they organized her closet to showcase some of her most iconic movie outfits. If she could only keep one famous movie outfit? The pink suit from Legally Blonde. She also loves the wedding dress she wore in Sweet Home Alabama, saying it brings back memories every time she looks at it. She’s lucky she got to keep the outfits for her kids.
Amy is taking acting classes and recently told her acting coach that she would love to do a movie with Witherspoon one day. When asked what her best advice is? Don’t listen to what everyone has to say and learn the other side of the business because there are lots of opportunities in the film industry, especially for women now. Witherspoon loves to help people with their auditions too!
A new Christmas movie she produced called Something From Tiffany’s will be out on Amazon Prime December 8. When asked if she’d ever act in another Christmas movie like Four Christmases, she said she'd love to if she received the right script.
Witherspoon has many legendary quotes, but the one she gets quoted back to her the most is from Legally Blonde.“What? Like it’s hard?”