I want to work in universal and relatable films: Reese Witherspoon
The actor talks about the decline in the number of films with women in the lead role
Reese Witherspoon wants to work on universal and relatable movies with women at the heart of it.
"I am trying to find a thing that is universal and relatable. My main directive is to have a woman at the centre of it, telling another aspect of the female experience. Gone Girl was like, 'Is she psychotic? I don't know.' But it's something that took an idea of the perfect girl and flipped it on its head. With Wild, I loved the idea of a woman versus nature, you see man versus nature all the time," says Witherspoon.
The actor believes it's "harder" for women to be at the centre of blockbuster movies now, but she doesn't think that was the case when she started her own career.
She said: "I have to say, when I started it was a good time for women's movies. Women were the stars of their own movies. I was lucky to be part of the films like Legally Blonde and Sweet Home Alabama. I was the lead in those films. It's harder now. You don't often see women being the star of movies. I hear people saying to me, 'We have one movie with a woman int he lead this year.' We don't need another."