I LOVE Reese Witherspoon. So much that I would call it a girl crush. She’s elegant, stylish, entertaining, a mommy… and so, so Southern!
I first “met” Reese in Pleasantville.
I really got to know her (and desperately idolize her) in Legally Blonde. I will never forget the bend and snap, I own the Barbie, and Legally Blonde is still at the top of my Broadway list.
I fell in love with her in Walk the Line. She was an amazing June Carter Cash.
And, now that I really sit down and think about her, it’s almost like we’re the same person. I mean, one of my sorority sisters grew up on her street (or something like that), we are the same height, we were both high school cheerleaders, one of my new besties A is her doppleganger, we are exactly two weeks apart in age and bestie H’s youngest daughter shares the same first name as Reese’s daughter and her oldest daughter shares the same middle name. Are you with me people?
So the point of this was not to impress you with how very close we are (ha!) but to say how very excited I am about Water for Elephants. Reese will surely dazzle on the screen as Marlena, where she looks every inch of old Hollywood glam in the trailers. I fell in love with this marvelous story when I read the book a few years ago and am just giddy with anticipation over the movie!
And as if that’s not enough, the cherry on top is that R-Patz will certainly be smoldering as the lead character Jacob. Be still, my heart.
So y’all know what I’ll be feasting my eyes on exactly three months from today!