I had forgotten that Reese Witherspoon had a baby and gave that baby a stupid name (Tennessee Toth) long before she co-signed her husband’s drink-driving. But she had one of those baby things and the baby thing could easily have become an orphan if its mother and father had been killed while Jim Toth was operating a vehicle while drunk off his ass. Witherspoon talks about her motherhood, again, in RED Magazine UK June 2013, explaining she’s not your friend anymore because babies make you forget to call people back.
- On what Jessica Simpson previously called ‘Pregnancy Brain’: ‘Ever since I had the baby, I can’t remember anything. Serious, this child stole my brain.’
- On why she’s not your best friend anymore: ’I’m losing friendships over forgetting to get back to people. But you can’t keep up with everything. I’ve got a 13-year-old, a nine-year-old and a baby. It’s like CNN ticker tape running through my mind at all times [puts on robotic voice]: ‘Where is Ava? She’s okay. Good. Where is Deacon? He’s okay. Good. Where is Tennessee? Is he okay? Yes. Great. Back to Ava…’ It doesn’t stop.’
- On how having ovaries is hard (because it actually is): ’Even now, in America, a woman makes 87 cents to every dollar a man makes. If you’re a black woman, you make 75 cents. You’re a latin woman, it’s 67 cents. And this is doing the same job. There is enormous inequality in pay and inequality in the workplace to this day.’
- On hiding her Best Actress Oscar for Walk The Line in 2005 until she was talked into displaying it at home: ’Because Lord knows every day is not a success, every year is not a success. You have to celebrate the good.’