How Reese Witherspoon’s Run-In With Law Saved Her Career?
Hello Sunshine founder and Academy Award-winning actress, Reese Witherspoon would have had a different career, if she had been presented in the way like Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, and Lindsay Lohan.
Reese Witherspoon is an entrepreneur and a noted producer championing women-centric stories but she misses the media attention and publicity that her counterparts received.
Let’s go to the flashback to see what went wrong with Reese Witherspoon….
It was in the 2000s when Reese Witherspoon was at the peak of her career. She recalled how tabloids were comparing her good characters to castigate others. She said that the media was planting bad “narratives” around other women while presenting a selected few including herself and her friend Jennifer Garner as good.
She said that she would have been in a totally different position if the media had decided she was something else. Witherspoon was speaking in “Time’s 100 Most Influential Companies” interview.
Witherspoon said her life looked very similar to Britney Spears….
Witherspoon said her life was similar to the pop stars’ after watching The New York Times documentary “Framing Britney Spears”. She recalled that she separated from her first husband Ryan Phillippe in 2008 and Spears divorced Kevin Federline in 2007. Witherspoon had her second child Deacon Phillippe in 2008 and Britney had her second son, Jayden Federline, in 2011.
Witherspoon lashed out at paparazzi but it never spoiled her “girl next door” image the same way Spears’ outbursts did. In 2013, she was arrested and charged for disorderly conduct for which she the next day. And it helped Witherspoon in her career in the long run.
Witherspoon in news for the wrong reason….
The video of her arrest went viral and this viral video opened a new chapter in her career resulting in the lauded performance in the 2014 movie “Wild”. The media presented her like Reese Witherspoon 2.0 and said that she was flying higher than ever.