She was pregnant at the same time seven years ago, and is now remembering the joys – and areas – of motherhood.
As a guest on the new Drew Barrymore show, actress Reese Witherspoon allowed that she was ‘terrified’ of becoming a mother in 1999.
On the second day of the program, the 44-year-old Whatsappoon, along with 44-year-old Barrymore, praised the Walk the Line actress as host Drew, about a cumbersome film career at home and her ability to handle two young children.
On motherhood: As a guest on the new Drew Barrymore show, actress Reese Witherspoon allowed that she was ‘nervous’ about becoming a mother in 1999.
‘How did you balance work and motherhood at that time?’ Drew, who is the mother of Olive, seven, and Frankie, six, with ex-husband Will Kopelman. ‘Because I was trying to balance work!’
Witherspoon, who shares 16-year-old daughter Ava with Ryan Phillippe and 21-year-old son Deacon, told Drew, “I was pregnant when I was 22 years old.” And I didn’t know how to balance work and motherhood. You just do it, you know? ‘
At the time, Reese was somewhat of an indie darling who cut his teeth on successful fare as Election in 1999 as well as the same year as Cruel Intentions.
Reese told Drew: ‘I became pregnant when I was 22 years old. And I didn’t know how to balance work and motherhood. You just do it, you know? ‘
From that time on, Witherspoon recalled: ‘I had made films, but I didn’t know, you could establish yourself as someone who could demand that it shoot close to my children’s school or , You know, I had no real power, leverage within my industry.
‘I was trying to know just like every other mom — and dad, and partner out there, and grandparents who are raising a child,’ she continued.
It was not legally blonde until 2001, when he made it a big hit, of course his Best Actress Oscar was won in 2005’s Walk the Line opposite Joaquin Phoenix.
Witherspoon recalled: ‘I had made films, but I didn’t know, you could establish yourself as someone who could demand that it be close to my children’s school or, you know , I had no real power, whose benefit was my industry ‘; 2000 seen with Baby Ava and ex-husband Ryan Phillippe
Since then, Reece has gone on to demand ‘real power’ [and] Leverage within her industry, with successful projects such as Wild, Big Little Lies, The Morning Show and Little Fair Everywhere.
The actress also had a third child in 2012, Tennessee James, with her talent agent husband Jim Toth.
During their chat, Drew fondly recalled welcoming Reese to their wedding in 2012 when they were both pregnant – Drew with their first child Olive.
‘We were banging the bell, only two somber chicks,’ Drew recalled happily.
Since then: Reese ‘has gone on to demand real power [and] With many successful projects, plus two grand full-grown children, ‘leverage’ within her industry; Appeared with Ava on Instagram
During their chat: Drew remembers welcoming Reese to their wedding in 2012, when they were both pregnant – with their first child, Olive.
And with the sacrifice of being a mother, Witherspoon only had amazing things to say.
‘You take the food out of your mouth, take the clothes off your back, sleep comes out of your life,’ he told his friend Barrymore.
‘But every bit of it – every bit of that sacrifice is really worth it because you think so, that’s what wakes me up on a Sunday. It is not my films or my work, it is my children. ‘
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