Reese Witherspoon won’t restrict her children’s career choices.
The Hollywood leading lady is mother to 14-year-old Ava and Deacon, nine, with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe and one-year-old Tennessee with spouse Jim Toth.
Reese feels privileged to have worked in film and she doesn’t mind if her kids follow her footsteps.
“You know, it’s been a great opportunity for me,” she told E! News.
“I’ve seen the world. I’ve met the most amazing people… It’s afforded me many wonderful opportunities. So whatever they want to do with their lives, whatever dreams they have, I support them.”
Reese is being honored in Elle magazine’s Women in Hollywood issue along with fellow actresses Shailene Woodley, Penélope Cruz and Melissa McCarthy.
The publication hosted a gala Monday night to celebrate the stars and Reese is filled with pride over the acknowledgment.
“It’s incredible,” Reese gushed.
“I love this magazine. It’s wonderful and I love this event because you get all these wonderful women, different ages, different countries and they’re all just doing extraordinary things and extraordinary work in this business.
“And we all know as women, it’s not easy. So it’s really exciting to be here with these people who have really worked hard and gotten to this place in their lives.”
Reese is currently producing director David Fincher’s upcoming thriller Gone Girl.
She reveals it “feels good” to be powerful behind the scenes.
“I like it,” she said. “It’s great to collaborate when people are so talented. I’m just thrilled that the movie is getting made so quickly…and this author Gillian Flynn, who is so talented, is having so much of her work produced now.”
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