Mom-of-three Reese Witherspoon looks lovely in Versace on the cover of ELLE‘s Women in Hollywood November issue. The Academy Award-winning actress, 37, talks about how her children – Ava, 14, Deacon, nearly 10, and Tennessee, 1 – have changed her life.
On life pre-motherhood: “Somebody was saying to me the other day, ‘Oh, people get less interesting when they have kids.’ I just don’t think that’s true. I feel like I was so confused before I had kids, I almost got in my own way.”
On how motherhood changed her: “Having kids made me clearer about who I was as a woman. I just wanted to exhibit good qualities for my daughter. I was a little competitive before I had kids — probably really competitive, to be honest. It really made me let go of that.”
On why she started producing movies: “I started noticing a couple years ago that I wasn’t seeing women as the stars of movies. I’m seeing them as the guys’ girlfriends, or so-and-so’s wife. I just thought: God, if I don’t start buckling down and start producing some movies, what’s my daughter going to see in the movies?”
Reese is one of four female stars — including Penelope Cruz, Melissa McCarthy and Shailene Woodley — gracing ELLE‘s Women in Hollywood November issue, on newsstands October 22.View Slideshow »»