Reese Witherspoon Was “Really Competitive” Pre-Motherhood

On October 10, 2013, in Celeb, by ayesha

Posted: October 10, 2013 by Jenny Schafer 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.

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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.

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