Selma Blair Praises Reese Witherspoon on Time's Up Initiative, Talks 'Heathers' Role (EXCLUSIVE)

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Selma Blair is proud of her friend and co-star, Reese Witherspoon! The 45-year-old actress spoke with ET’s Carly Steel on Tuesday at the Stella McCartney Presentation in Los Angeles, where the British designer launched her Autumn 2018 collection.

Blair gushed about her Cruel Intentions co-star, who has helped to champion the Time’s Up movement by sharing her own story of sexual assault.

Reese is amazing. She's a powerhouse, she's driven in the best way,” Blair said of the Big Little Lies star and executive producer. “She is really making her mark. She's someone that has always had so much in her and to see her be able to utilize it and to be as powerful as she[is] and really helping to make things better for everyone and women, giving back. She’s always had that in her. She's a wonderful person.”

Blair previously shared her own story of sexual harassment, naming director James Toback along with 38 other actresses in a Los Angeles Times expose and then a follow up in Vanity Fair.

Reese Witherspoon and Selma Blair
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She opened up about the Me Too movement, saying, “I think it’s inevitable and I think there will be some sacrificial lambs and some casualties, just like everyone adapting to any type of huge cultural shift, but I think at least in some ways things have changed and for the better.”

In addition to speaking out, Blair is also excited for her new Heathers reboot project, which is set to come out later this year.

“I play a stepmom to a Heather who's really a he, but he is, you know, he is Heather. He's very glamorous. I’m an awful woman, but somehow I’m kind of the only sane one.”

And though she didn’t get the opportunity to film with OG Heathers star Shannen Doherty, who has a cameo in the new series, she did say, “I wish I did, and I heard she killed it. I heard she was amazing.”

To see Reese Witherspoon share her story, watch the moving clip below.

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