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    Reese Witherspoon Explained Why Female-Led Movies Are So Important And You'll Love Her Even More

    "The way society changes is if we have different perspectives, and you can really only do that if you start hiring more women directors or people of colour."

    Reese Witherspoon, queen of being legally blonde, is currently making the interview rounds to promote her new movie, Home Again.

    And in an interview with ITV's Lorraine, Reese explained why it was so important to her that this movie was made.

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    "We always see older men with younger women on screen, and I think maybe it's because people don't think about it," she said.

    "The way society changes is if we have different perspectives, and you can really only do that if you start hiring more women directors or people of colour," she continued.

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    She also talked about her reason for starting her production company, Hello Sunshine, which specialises in producing female-driven films like Wild and Gone Girl.

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    "It really came from reading all these bad scripts," Reese said.

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    "I was talking to my girlfriends who are actresses, and we were like, 'There's nothing out there, they're really not making anything for us,'" she continued. "So I thought, well then I'll start a company, self-funded, and I'll start developing roles for women. I'm really proud."

    Of course, she also discussed Legally Blonde, and revealed that Elle Woods is where it all really started for her.

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    "Legally Blonde opened up my life to so many little girls looking up to me," she said.

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    "It acknowledged that women can be strong and interesting, but also love to get dressed and have their nails done," she continued. "People talk to me about it almost every week of my life."

    Keep being amazing, Queen Reese. πŸ’–

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    You can watch the full interview with Reese here:

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