Reese Witherspoon is on fire! Thanks to her upcoming romantic comedy How Do You Know we get to see a ton of Reese as she does the promotional rounds. This week she's featured on the cover of Entertainment Weekly talking about her divorce, dealing with pain and rumors, and blogs.
For more from Reese pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, on stands Friday, December 10, but in the meanwhile check out the highlights below...
On handling a divorce in Hollywood:
“It definitely sometimes feels like a suit that I wish I could zip off. But I don’t feel bad about any of the things I’ve gone through, whether it’s divorce or breakups or anything like that, because that’s all part of the life journey, and I have those experiences just like anyone else. And I think it deepens what you tap into creatively."
On dealing with pain:
My favorite quote is from Martha Stewart: ‘I have a short memory for painful things.’ And I do. I have one of those incredible memories where I just erase painful things. Maybe that’s really unhealthy, and I probably need to see a therapist. But I don’t dwell. You just keep going forward. Also, I have kids. What are you going to do? Are you going to teach them to be one of those people who keep looking in the rearview mirror, or are you going to teach them to be one of those people who go, ‘Tomorrow’s another day’?”
On her mother handling rumors:
“My mom always texts me, like, ‘Are you getting married?’ ” Witherspoon says, laughing. “I’m like, ‘Mom, come on! You would know if I was getting married.’ ”
On whether she Googles herself:
“Oh, only in very, very dark moments—moments of pure self-loathing—do I type my name into Google. [Laughs] And I know what I’m in for. You never read anything positive—you always go straight to where you know they’re going to say something nasty about you.”
On coming up in Hollywood when there weren’t so many blogs:
“God, I wish I would have known—I would have done more bad s—!”