Reese Witherspoon Says She’s Already Played Hillary Clinton In Film — Kind Of

1 Jun 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

No risky business here! Reese Witherspoon is elegant as she wears a blouse and demure floral skirt at the Produced By conference.

Reese Witherspoon offered plenty of encouragement to fellow producers on Saturday morning by stressing the need to focus on the female audience — as demonstrated by her recent producing efforts, “Wild,” “Gone Girl” and “Hot Pursuit.” Speaking at the Producers Guild of America’s 7th annual “Produced By” conference on the Paramount lot, Witherspoon said the success of her Pacific Standard company stems partly from Hollywood knowing what to expect from the shingle.Reese Witherspoon and her producing partner Bruna Papandrea spoke about the need for women to get more involved in filmmaking, both in front of and behind the camera, at the 7th annual Produced By conference at the Paramount Pictures lot in Los Angeles on Saturday. “Women make up 50 percent of the population, so we should make up 50 percent of the [roles and stories] in movies,” Witherspoon said during the panel, target=”_blank” href=”http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/produced-by-reese-witherspoon-bruna-798981″>according to the Hollywood Reporter. “It’s not a crazy thought, it’s just a representation of reality.” Witherspoon, who along with Papandrea produced this year’s Oscar-nominated films Gone Girl and Wild under their Pacific Standard shingle, said that just because women are the main characters in their films, that does not mean the films are strictly for women.

That’s merely one among a handful of other awards, including a Golden Globe for the same role, and was recently nominated for a 2015 Oscar for playing Cheryl Strayed in the film Wild. Reese has already announced two projects coming up, a fantasy-comedy with director Paul Feig called Wish List, and a limited HBO television series co-starring Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies. When her husband Jim Toth, who is an agent, suggested she start buying books herself and making movies out of them she decided to go for it. “I was just reading scripts, and the scripts were sort of diminishing.

She responded by saying that she’s been asked to do so several times and wryly pointed out that she portrayed a young version of Clinton as Tracy Flick in 1998’s “Election.” Asked by moderator Will Packer if they believed they had made any mistakes with “Wild,” Witherspoon responded: “Shooting 55 locations in 30 days was probably not the best way to start, but we were determined.” I just started to notice they were making less movies for women, and that meant less parts for women,” she said. “We [she and her producer partner Bruna Papandrea] are looking for great female parts. If she’s the girlfriend or the wife, probably don’t send it to us.” Reese also revealed how she thinks opportunities for women can be improved in Hollywood. Right now, she’s focused on creating films with more strong parts for women, that have women in the center of the movie, but that are also not just for women. Papandrea said when they first brought the manuscript for Gone Girl around to studios, no one gave it a chance. “We sent the book to every studio, and nobody read it.

They said that, with their recent success, several studios have asked them to sign deals, but they’ve declined because they feel that each of their projects has a unique path. “I’m an independent producer and that’s who I am in my heart.

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