Reese Witherspoon Covers May 2001 Issue of Vogue

Posted on April 17, 2011

Reese Witherspoon Vogue May 2011

Actress Reese Witherspoon graces the May, 2011 issue of Vogue. The cover shoot was photographed by Peter Lindbergh. In the interview, Reese discusses turning 35, parenting and her upcoming film, Water for Elephants.

On Turning 35: "I am really going through that right now. I've had some really kind of sad moments lately. You don't go backward! And I think 35 for a woman is a big thing. I remember when I was a little girl looking up at my mother at 35 doing her hair in the mirror, and I thought, my mother has never been more beautiful. She had years of wisdom you can't erase. And now I feel the same way when I look in the mirror."

On Being a Parent: "She really surprises me. I know it's corny, but being a parent to me is such a great privilege; that I get to chaperone these beautiful little souls through life. They astound me with their knowledge and their humor. Parenthood is not at all what I expected it to be. I thought you make little people in your image. But they are just nothing like me or their father [her ex-husband, Ryan Phillippe]. They are their own individuals."

On Filming Water for Elephants: "I spent six months of my life last year with an elephant. Every day! Are you kidding me? And in leotards with sparkles all over them. I mean, come on! That's like a little girl's fantasy."

Photo: Vogue