Reese Witherspoon Does a Back Flip - and Nails It!
By Jackie Willis
Here's yet another reason why Reese Witherspoon could be your best friend.
When asked by Vogue magazine during her "73 Questions" interview nickname she’d be given in a Hollywood yearbook, the Oscar winner confidently proclaimed, "Life of the party." Living up to that title, Witherspoon then hopped on her trampoline to do an impressive back flip.
Other great moments from her quick Q&A included her revealing her hip-hop name (Lil' Spoon), her favorite TV show (Mad Men), the one show she'd like to guest star on (Girls) and her desire to moonlight as a pediatric cardiologist.
In a more serious interview with the high-fashion magazine, Witherspoon talked about getting rid of her girl-next-door image in her upcoming Wild role, a film that shows the actress in some rather racy sex scenes. "I just didn't want to hear, 'Oh, we don't want to see Reese have sex... Oh, can we not have any profanity?'" she said of the movie. "I wanted it to be truthful, I wanted it to be raw, I wanted it to be real."
The 38-year-old plays Cheryl Strayed, a woman who takes a 1,100-mile solo hike as a way to recover from a recent catastrophe. The film, based on the bestselling memoir, cuts between her time alone in the woods and the life and family she left behind. At one point in the flashbacks, it's revealed that she's "using heroin and having sex with anyone that asks."
She added, "When people underestimate me, it's actually a comfortable place for me. 'Oh, that's what you think I am; well, no, I'm not.' I'm a complex human being. I have many different shades."