Reese Witherspoon On Being Overwhelmed As A Working Mum: "Sometimes I Lay On The Floor And Cry'"

Actress and producer Reese Witherspoon says there are days when she can't cope and just burst into tears.

Reese Witherspoon sometimes gets so overwhelmed that she lies on the floor and cries.

The 44-year-old actress and producer — who has her own successful media company Hello Sunshine — admitted that there are days when she can't cope and she just bursts into tears.

Speaking on CBS show Sunday Morning, Witherspoon explained: "Oh my gosh, I'll lay on the floor and cry. Or I'll sit in my car and cry. Yeah, sometimes I'm totally overwhelmed. I'm overwhelmed."

However, she insisted she will "put in the hours" because she wants to make the industry a safer place for young women.

She said: "I really want to change things. I really want, I see younger women in our industry and I want them to have a better experience. I want to see that they have a beautiful idea of what the future could hold."

"I will put in the hours. And I bet on myself. I'm my own lottery ticket and I always think that. If no one else shows up, I know I will show up, and I know I will do the work."

In the interview she also addresses how the COVID-19 pandemic will completely change the way Hollywood works. She is already trying to figure out how to shoot love scenes while maintaining social distancing.

When asked: "You can't really shoot a TV show socially distancing, can you?", Witherspoon replied: "The thing that we're most confused about is love scenes. We're like, hmmm, how are you gonna make out? We're just going to have to get creative."

Witherspoon — who has produced projects including Big Little Lies, Gone Girl and  Little Fires Everywhere — revealed she has Wild author Cheryl Strayed to thank for kicking off her successful producing career.

She said: "The first book I read before it came out and I thought, Oh, this'd be an amazing movie, was Cheryl Strayed's memoir, Wild. So I called Cheryl and I said, 'Would you ever be open to me starring in a movie about your life, but also be the producer?'

"She said, 'Yeah, sure, okay.' I don't think she really knew at the time that I was a newbie producer. But she just really believed in me. And giving me that opportunity, I'm really grateful."

Watch Witherspoon's Sunday Morning interview here:



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