Serena Kepper from iVillage published on the site how was the chat with Reese last week (remember that we reported?). The meeting was on the same day that Reese’s appearance on Chelsea Lately (we can see that the clothing and hair are the same). Serena also took a picture with Reese and I put in the category “pictures with fans” in our galery, because it is after all, right? Well, now let’s read what she wrote about the chat below!
I was thrilled to get the opportunity to fly out to Los Angeles from iVillage’s New York City headquarters to moderate our exclusive Reese Witherspoon live chat on Feb. 15. It was an engaging experience attended by fans around the world who wanted to know everything from her favorite books (she counts The Office star Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns) among one of her favorites); what she’d be doing if she wasn’t an actress (“I thought I was going to be a doctor because my mom’s a nurse and my dad’s a doctor so I wanted to go to med school”); and how the newlywed (who married agent Jim Toth last March) balances being a mom to daughter Ava, 12, and son Deacon, 8 (with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe) and her career.
Backstage at the Santa Monica, Calif., studio of Chelsea Lately, where Witherspoon was making an appearance on her good pal — and This Means War costar — Chelsea Handler’s talk show, the This Means War actress (whose movie opens nationwide on Feb. 17) and I settled in for almost an hour of fans excitedly chiming in via typed and on-camera questions (one fan told Reese that they have a Reese Witherspoon Day in their house every year because they love her so much). It was a fun roller-coaster ride because we never knew what was coming next! (If you missed it, click here to watch it!)
Gracious and excited to interact with her fans in this exclusive iVillage live video chat powered by Spreecast, the Oscar winner — who looks as petite and lovely in person as she does on screen — was candid and funny as she opened up about her career and life. Here are some of the highlights from our sitdown.
On her friendship with Chelsea Handler: “I know that doesn’t sound like her personality, but she’s really a great friend. She’s the kind of person that’ll cancel all her plans if you’re in a bad mood and you just want to sit on the couch and watch a movie. And she always organizes a Super Bowl party or and invites everybody. She’s really generous that way too. She likes to give a lot of good gifts.”
On her menagerie of animals at home: “I have three dogs, I have two horses, I have 21 chickens and I have two goats — oh it goes on — I have two donkeys and I have two pigs named Booker T. Washington and Valentine, Lavender Valentine.”
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