Hollywood beauty Reese Witherspoon has enjoyed a long and successful career in the acting industry, proving time and again that she is one of the very best actresses in the business. Reese has always been a very ambitious woman, so it is no surprise that she has been so successful in her life and her career. Now the actress has been talking about wanting more young women in the world to be more ambitious and chase their dreams, rather than just settling.
Witherspoon was a guest on Good Morning America, when she said, "A couple of years ago I wrote a speech of Glamour Women of the Year about why ambition in women is considered a dirty word. And we do kind of think, they've done all these studies at Harvard and Colombia about how women who have ambitious qualities are seen as selfish or self-serving, and it's actually completely the opposite. Usually they have a mission or a drive to help other people, or accomplish something."
She added, "So I'm just trying to take the stigma off the word so we can encourage more little girls to be ambitious, because I do think that's how society will change. I remember in third grade, they went around the room and said 'What do you want to be when you grow up?' And this one wanted to be doctor, that one wanted to be an astronaut, and I said 'I want to be the first female president of the United States of America.' And you know what? To my teacher's credit, she goes 'I'm gonna vote for you Reesie.' And I just thought, wasn't that sweet?"
Next up for Reese Witherspoon on the big screen is the new movie Home Again, which sees the actress sharing the big screen with Nat Wolff, Lake Bell, and Michael Sheen. Home Again has been written and directed by Hallie Meyers-Shyer and is out today (September 8) in the US and will open in the UK on September 29.