“Little Fires Everywhere” Star Reese Witherspoon for Vanity Fair Magazine

Posted on March 24, 2020

“Big Little Lies” and “Little Fires Everywhere” star Reese Witherspoon covers the April 2020 issue of Vanity Fair magazine photographed by Jackie Nickerson and styled by Samira Nasr.

 

 

 

On being a child working in an adult world: “Bad things happened to me. I was assaulted, harassed. It wasn’t isolated. I recently had a journalist ask me about it. She said, Well, why didn’t you speak up sooner? And I thought, that’s so interesting to talk to someone who experienced those things and then judge them for the way they decide to speak about them. You tell your story in your own time when you’re ready. But the shame that she tried to put on me was unreal, and then she wrote about how selfish I was for not bringing it up sooner. There wasn’t a public reckoning 25 years ago when this stuff happened to me. There wasn’t a forum to speak about it either. Social media has created a new way for people to express themselves that I didn’t have. That’s the great strength in power and numbers. I think we have a lot of judgment and that’s unfortunate because we’re all tenderfooted in these new times. We’re trying to find our identity.”

On getting more women behind the camera: “I can remember being in pictures in which I was the only woman on the set and there would be 150 men,” she says. “Maybe there would be a couple of women in wardrobe. I remember when I was a kid I would find them and cling to them.”

On finding her sister in Laura Dern: “You know, you meet people, you’re friends with people, but I say about a few women in my life, they are my sisters. I don’t have a sister and I found my sister in Laura. No one makes me laugh like Laura. She’s magical.”

 

Style Credits:
Cover: Gown and Sandals by Giambattista Valli from the Spring 2020 Collection 
Image: Dress by Valentino from the Spring 2020 Couture Collection | Necklace by Tiffany & Co. | Shoes by Manolo Blahnik

 

[Photo Credit: Jackie Nickerson/Vanity Fair Magazine]

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