Meet Reese Witherspoon, InStyle's February cover star

Meet Reese Witherspoon, InStyle's February cover star

Reese Witherspoon talks family, fashion and charity work in her interview with InStyle

When InStyle met Reese Witherspoon for our February cover interview it was in as laidback a setting as you would imagine from the all-American girl-next-door.

Wearing a casual blue shirt and mini-skirt combo, the gorgeous actress was make-up free as she chatted about life, love, acting and charity work with us.


Reese is very much a family girl. She has two children from her previous marriage with actor Ryan Phillippe; Ava, ten and Deacon, six. Though Reese spends so much time filming - the Oscar-winning actress is currently playing a professional softball player opposite Paul Rudd and Owen Wilson - she still manages to make it all work. "My mother told me to think of it as a part-time job, and I thought, 'That's actually right, it puts it in perspective'. I work incredibly hard for three months but then I get a break."

Reese tells us that at 33, she's a lot more sure of herself; "As you get older you know what you like and what you don't like and you're not apologetic about it. I definitely feel much more confident. I used to judge myself so harshly – I think women in their twenties do. You're hard on your body, you're hard on yourself."

And she's very much a star with a heart… It's not all glitz and glamour in the world of Witherspoon; her charity work comes at the forefront of her life. "I care a lot and I want to know that I'm making a difference.... I do feel like I'm on this journey that has a greater purpose. I'm not totally there yet, but I'm finding my way."

For the full interview, check out the February issue of InStyle, on sale now!

Interview by Nicole Vecchiarelli




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