Celebrity Soundbites

Reese Witherspoon:

"There's nothing better for me than to spend a day looking after my children.  That's one reason I like taking a lot of time off between films."


Reese Witherspoon:

"It's really difficult.  It's hard with small children.  I do feel
 torn, it's agony.  Any mother or father will know it's so hard to deal
 with the guilt of leaving your kids.  I'm about to start a movie; I'm
 nervous.  I'm trying to work close to home so my kids can stay in
 school and we can have a nice, stable life and don't have to miss
 school and things.  I think it's important to support your children's
 dreams, whatever they're interested in.  I don't know if my children
 will be actors.  They're not interested at all.  My daughter wants to
 be a scientist and my son wants to be a pizza delivery guy.  Okay,
 whatever [they] want to do.  I have a pretty regular life.  I wake up
 the children at six in the morning, get them dressed and get them to
 school.  Children are the great
 equalizer:  It doesn't matter how great you think you are, you're just
 a mom.  It's wonderful; it's really inspiring to me.  I love what I
 do, but it also helps me to not do work I don't feel inspired to do
 because I'd rather be with my children if I can"


Reese Witherspoon:

"Like every working parent, I sometimes feel that there are not enough hours in the day. But overall, I'm very fortunate that my job has a lot of flexibility. I spend a lot of time with the kids, just around the house. They're still pretty young, so I feel like what I can mostly do is listen to them and be there for them.  I had parents who believed I could do anything - and I
know how that made me feel. I think both my parents, having careers in the
medical profession, feel they are helping people on a daily basis, and that
was instilled in me as a value. I had to struggle with giving up the idea of
becoming a doctor myself."


Reese Witherspoon:

"I really don't work that much. I try to limit the amount of films I do to one a year. Children are like this great equalizer. It doesn't matter how great you think you are, you're just a mom. It's wonderful and actually really inspiring to me. I want to do good work, because I love what I do, but it also helps me not to do work I don't feel inspired by, because I'd rather be with

my children if I can." Source Star Magazine.


Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon:

"I am an "all kinds" of mom. I'm a working mom, so I definitely have those moments where I wish I could be home with the kids. But I'm lucky that my job isn't all day every day, so I do get to be there for the school fairs, plays, and volunteering in the classroom." - Parents, March 2009