With Legally Blonde, Reese Witherspoon became a girl power leader by showing that women can be both very beautiful and very intelligent. Since then, both in front of and behind the camera, she鈥檚 been making entertaining movies with empowering messages for women. As she describes in a roundtable for The Hollywood Reporter, she is interested in projects that detail the lives of women in a way that goes beyond 鈥渏ust wives and girlfriends.鈥

During the roundtable, which also featured Jessica Lange, Oprah Winfrey, Nicole Kidman, Elisabeth Moss, and Chrissy Metz, Witherspoon discussed the power of showing female narratives in television. Asked what she wanted to be when she was five years old, she immediately blurted out, 鈥淭he first female president of the United States of America.鈥

鈥淚 remember saying it and I remember being in kindergarten in Nashville, Tennessee, and saying it, and I had a female teacher,鈥 Witherspoon recalled. 鈥淪ome of the boys laughed, and she said, 鈥業鈥檒l be the first one to vote for you.'鈥

Witherspoon is obviously meant for leadership, and she鈥檚 always known it, apparently. In the meantime, before her presidential campaign, we鈥檒l be here rewatching Sweet Home Alabama.

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