interview Reese Witherspoon talks about the conflict in her love life in her latest film that hit the screens this Friday
Oscar-winner Reese Witherspoon tackles her first action role in Fox Star Studios' This Means War releasing this Friday, in which two savvy CIA agents fight hard for the love of Reese's Lauren, a consumer reports analyst. Directed by Charlie's Angels Director McG, ‘This Means War' is an action/comedy/romance movie, where the love of a woman turns best friends and super-spies Tuck (Tom Hardy) and FDR (Chris Pine) into rivals, using all the hi-tech tools and muscle at their disposal to wage an epic battle.
In This Means War, Your character, Lauren, is a consumer reports tester, a very decisive woman. How does she end up divided over two men?
In her work she's a very decisive woman, but in her romantic life she's just a disaster. The man she moved from Atlanta with ended up leaving her, shattering her heart and crushing her spirits, so she's been debilitated. She hasn't been able to date; she hasn't been able to go out. Chelsea Handler's character Trish is her only friend because she works so much, so she's finally decided she's going to enter the dating world.
This movie definitely shows a sexier you. Were you comfortable with that?
It wasn't calculated – Director McG just kept saying, ‘Wouldn't it be fun?' And it was really just about creating the fun of movies - it's nice to create glamour in movies too, to have great outfits and great hair and makeup. As an actor you do take on a lot of what the director wants you to do, so I had a lot of great guidance in that way. I don't have a lot of natural instincts about what is sexy, so it really helps me to hear from Tom or Chris or McG about what they thought was sexy. You're trying to play a character too that appeals to these incredibly handsome men so McG wanted me to look really sexy.
Obviously, the entire premise is you choosing between the two men – who would you choose between Chris and Tom?
My daily fun ritual with all the women on set was, ‘Okay ladies, today which one would you choose?' And I swear, every single time people would be divided completely. I think it's really a testament to McG that the movie just keeps you guessing until the very, very end. And you really have no idea what's going to happen.
Have you ever had two guys fight over you?
Maybe my husband and my son fighting for my attention! Reese! Mom! Reese! Mom! Reese! Mom! Other than that, I don't date multiple people at once - there's too much lying involved. I'm just not a liar.
You have been a little low-key recently - was that a deliberate choice?
I'm just very discerning about what I like - I'm really picky. Also, I have two kids, so that takes up a lot of time, and I want to be with them. If I see something I want to do or something that's a totally different challenge for me, then I'm in.
I don't date multiple people at once — there's too much lying involved. I'm just not a liar.