Interview #537 - Reese Whiterspoon
Over the last few years, a funny thing happened to Reese Witherspoon’s IMDb page. The woman who became a teen idol in the ’90s and won an Oscar before she turned 30 has, at least according to the internet, 10 upcoming projects—as a producer.
At the age of 45, Witherspoon has bent Hollywood to her will, growing her media company Hello Sunshine—which focuses on stories told about women, by women—into an industry powerhouse that has, among other things, helped reimagine what television can be with shows such as Big Little Lies, The Morning Show, and Little Fires Everywhere. She has also used her influence to embolden Time’s Up, a non-profit, nonpartisan organization that combats gender-based workplace discrimination, alongside some of Hollywood’s most powerful women.