…there just wasn’t a market for buying female-driven material. But like Elle Woods, I do not like to be underestimated
REESE WITHERSPOON is a grafter. After carving out a career as one of Hollywood’s most adored leading ladies she went on to set up her own film production company championing not just female writers and creatives but also with a view to producing films with strong, interesting and 3 dimensional female leads.
Her acceptance speech at the 2015 GLAMOUR Women Of The Year Awards is now the stuff of folklore which, as well as being heart wrenchingly inspiring, gives an insight into her motivation.
I dread reading scripts that have no women involved in their creation , inevitably, I get to that part where the girl turns to the guy, and she says, “What do we do now?!” Do you know any woman in any crisis situation who has absolutely no idea what to do? I mean, don’t they tell people in crisis, even children, “If you’re in trouble, talk to a woman.” It’s ridiculous that a woman wouldn’t know what to do
Yes, Yes, and Yes