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Reese Witherspoon Talked About Why Women Need Better Roles In Hollywood

"There's just a whole spectrum of female emotion that isn't represented in film in any way."

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In an exclusive interview with Entertainment Weekly, Reese Witherspoon opened up about likability and the pressures she's felt to conform to a certain standard while working as an actor in Hollywood.

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Witherspoon was joined by fellow actors Eva Longoria, Elizabeth Banks, and Kerry Washington.

Witherspoon felt her character in Wild, though a departure from her past roles, resonated with her on a personal level.

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Witherspoon produced Wild through her own production company to avoid butting heads with a studio about the character's likability.

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She discussed some of the reservations a traditional studio might've expressed had she gone that route to produce the movie.

Later, the women discussed the Smurfette Principle, and that's when Hunger Games star Elizabeth Banks chimed in.

Banks played the role of Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games movies.
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Banks played the role of Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games movies.

Witherspoon talked more about the need for women to have characters with depth, because there's more to being a woman than "their romantic entanglements and dilemmas."

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She put it best while talking about how women's emotions fail to be represented properly in film.

She concluded by emphasizing the need for this generation of actors to be an example for the future of storytelling.

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Amen, Reese. Amen.

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