Reese Witherspoon: “I don’t think I need plastic surgery at this point”

Reese Witherspoon covers the March issue of Glamour UK, all to promote her latest film, This Means War. That’s the one where we’re supposed to buy that Chris Pine and Tom Hardy are super-spies vying for Reese’s affection. The styling on this photo shoot is much more standard Reese, as opposed to how Elle Mag was trying to make her seem last month – like a Jennifer Aniston-style beachy ditz. Glamour UK made Reese look how she usually looks – pulled-together, dainty, lady-like, pretty. I prefer Reese like this, because I think this is close to how she really is. Anyway, here are some highlights from Reese’s interview:

Reese on plastic surgery: “I’m not for it. I’m not against it. I have plenty of friends who do stuff and if it makes you feel good, great … but I don’t think it’s the fix for some sort of unease that you’re having about who you are as a human being. I don’t think I need plastic surgery at this point: Can we just go day-by-day on that one?”

On body image (she has an underwear scene in the film): “‘I don’t worry about it. I have the body I earned: I had two kids and I’m still strong and healthy. And you start to have a different respect for your body the older you get. Instead of tearing yourself apart all the time, you start to go ‘Oh wow.’”

On being frugal: Although she recently splashed out on a black Valentino bag, she revealed she can’t bring herself to buy an expensive bag from The Row – Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s fashion label. She laments: “I have this fixation about this black leather The Row purse, but it’s so prohibitively expensive, I will not allow myself to buy it. I literally go to the store to visit it. Too much money – it feels decadent. I can’t wrap my brain around it. If I bought it, I’d only feel upset about it and take it back.” However, she justified her purchase of the Valentino bag, because “it’s super-plain and beautiful and just feels like something you’ll have forever.”

[From The Mail]

I’m sure Reese’s comments about plastic surgery will get lots of play, but I find them pretty boiler plate. I buy that she’s not getting tweaked, and I buy that she doesn’t judge (too much) when her friends get tweaked. Meh. What I find really interesting is the stuff about her frugality – do you think that’s for real? I’ll buy that Reese is the kind of woman (like me) who can talk herself out of buying something expensive even though she really wants it. But it feels like Reese is trying too hard to relate to “normal” women, right? That’s the aim of the story – “I live on a budget too, y’all!”

Glamour UK photos courtesy of The Mail.

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  1. brin says:

    She looks so pretty in these pics. Hope she doesn’t start messing with her looks.

  2. Psyren says:

    “But it feels like Reese is trying too hard to relate to “normal” women, right? That’s the aim of the story – “I live on a budget too, y’all!”

    I don’t get that vibe from her. She seems pretty genuine in all her interviews and actions from what I’ve seen. I’ve never seen her in pics wearing some ridiculously expensive clothes except at awards shows or carrying a crazy expensive bag. She’s a cheapskate and a saint compared to most Hollywood actresses.

  3. Happymom says:

    She looks great styled like this. Give up the sexy, tousled look, Reese-stay with this retro glam vibe. As far as the interview, blah-blah-blah.

  4. hstl1 says:

    I wish magazines would stop asking women this question. I think it is degrading.

  5. Asli says:

    Agreed on how she’s trying to relate. I think she got me. I relate! I hate buying expensive stuff. I’m so cheap I can’t even get myself to go shop more than like five times a year and most of the time (3 out of 5) I return the stuff. Yes, I am incredibly cheap.

    My name is Asli and I’m spending-challenged.

  6. Evie says:

    She really wants the role of Gracy Kelly!

  7. Neelyo says:

    Well at least she didn’t say ‘I’ll never get plastic surgery’ like other celebs.

  8. sassenach says:

    I believe her about not buying purses from The Row they are overpriced. However, Reese is no slouch in the bag department and always carries expensive bags.

    • cmc says:

      I wonder if MK & A will just send her the bag as a gift since she name-dropped the brand and the specific bag in an article.

      Also, didn’t she buy that ridiculously expensive (but gorgeous) snake skin bag? I feel like that was Reese…

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        @cmc, I felt like she name dropped their brand and the bag in hopes that they will send it to her for FREE. What’s worse, having more than enough money to buy it but, expecting to get it for free? Or buying it yourself? I’ll go with the former. I just can’t get down with that type of privilege.

    • Waldemar says:

      Agreed, wasn’t she the one who was seen with a fur bag, right after a law got passed that fur couldn’t be sold anymore??

      But she is cheap. She is hardly seen in designer wear or Louboutins. She just has a (controlled?) bag fetish.

  9. marybeth18 says:

    I think most actors (the ones who are realistic and have a modicum of awareness- the ones like Reese, rather than Nic Cage or Lohan) live in fear that the next acting job will never come. Their careers, while incredibly lucrative, are also quite precarious. So I think keeping yourself on a budget is smart- while she lives very, very well, with a house in LA and a farm/estate in the country, she doesn’t seem to be that splashy. When the tabloids do features on celebrities holding the latest $10,000+ bag, she never seems to be among them.

    Contrast this with Kim K. who dropped $100,000 on purses in something like 20 minutes. Ten years from now, which of these women is going to be in financial ruin?

  10. SG says:

    Reese has the BEST bitch face – she should let it out more often.

  11. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    She is very pretty and good for her that she’s so comfortable in her own skin. Just wish it wouldn’t come up in all of her interviews (in school I got picked on for my nose, chin, etc.), just kinda comes off like Lea Michele, just in a less obnoxious way.

  12. Franny says:

    This is my favorite look on her. It may be because I first fell in girlcrush with her in Pleasantville, but I just really think these looks emphasis everything that is great about her, and hides the things that aren’t (not saying that she isn’t beautiful, we just all have things that should be more enhanced than others).

  13. Talie says:

    If they give her that Grace Kelly role, I’m gonna scream.

  14. Julie says:

    I also don’t get the vibe she’s being fake to relate to his. She’s not a politician. (Unlike Romney makes, just make she cares about the very poor people :)

    I think she’s gorgeous and hope she’s doesn’t join the funky junky plastic train.

  15. Julie says:

    re: spending, I can relate! I visited a Patagonia vest for 2 months I wanted but couldn’t justify. Seared internet for cheaper price, went on ski vacation had some drinks & bought the damn thing. The next day I went to return it but they only give store credits. So, darn I HAD to keep it :)

  16. Jackie says:

    good pics.

    much better then the previous ‘sexy’ images. she has been trying way too hard to be liked lately.

  17. ladybert62 says:

    Is it me today – are my eyes out of focus – do I need new glasses? These pictures just do not look like her.

  18. lucy2 says:

    She looks really pretty here. I think this is her best style, but I kind of liked the beachy look too.
    She doesn’t seem like a flashy, extravagant person at all, so I’m thinking she’s sincere about that stuff. I get the impression she’s smart and plans ahead, and isn’t the type to blow all her money.

  19. Jess says:

    Yeah, who needs plastic surgery when you’ve got photoshop? O.o

  20. Carol says:

    Best pictures of her I’ve seen in a long time! I didn’t find her comments about the purse fake or trying too hard. I keep visiting a coat that I won’t buy until it goes on a better sale. Of course, my coat is at Kohl’s so I’m not in Reese’s league, but I can relate to her in theory.

  21. Tiegan says:

    Really beautiful photoshoot, love the styling. I especially like the one in the convertible.

  22. Evie says:

    I don’t buy. This woman is so fake.

  23. NerdMomma says:

    I had heard that The Row was pretty over the top, price wise. Looks like their bags sell for between $4,000 and $5,000 whereas Valentino is about half that. I totally buy that Reese has a limit to what she thinks is reasonable- she seems like a fairly practical sort. I do wonder if her comment is an invitation for them to just send her a bag as cmc said above :) Would she feel weird about carrying it if it was a gift?

  24. Anne says:

    Anyone know the designer of the white dress ? First pic. Beautiful.

  25. D. says:

    She used to be such an interesting actress – did anyone see her in Election or Freeway? Such unique characters and she really hit the ball out of the park when it came to her performances.

    I wish she hadn’t gone all rom-com, or that, at least, she was balancing out those rom-com’s with more interesting indie movies.

  26. dena says:

    it helps that she’s already had a nose job. what a liar.

  27. Scarlet Vixen says:

    Her hair and makeup look so lovely! I’ve always liked her. I think she’s pretty genuine and down-to-earth while still realizing she’s a type-A personality. I struggle with wanting everything to be MY way while still wanting to be nice and have everyone like me, so I find her to be very relatable.

    I also relate to her difficulty splurging on luxury items for herself. Once I had kids this became so much harder to do! I rarely buy stuff for myself anymore, and if I do it’s always on mega sale. I have so much more fun buying cute stuff for my kids, and feel guilty spending money on myself.

  28. Leticia says:

    I think she wants The Row purse for FREE so she gave a shout out about it, in hopes that the designer would give her one in exchange for the public praise.

  29. Maritza says:

    Just for curiosity I checked out The Row online and I can’t believe the ridiculous prices. There is a $34,000.00 alligator bag, I wonder if that’s the one Reese refers to. If so, than I’m with her,you could feed a village for that price.

  30. layla says:

    Im not a Reese fan in general (I think she works very hard to portray the sweet, demure, Southern Belle image when I think in life, she’s more of a calculated ball buster)… but…

    I like her honesty in the response to the plastic surgery comment.

    And yes, even with money, if you have had to work for it yourself, you can still recognise when something like a bag is irdiculously priced.

  31. mln76 says:

    This is the Reese I like. Like the styling love the candor.

  32. Happy21 says:

    Love her!

    LOL, that’s all I can say.

  33. JudyJudyJudy says:

    why would she be asked about plastic surgery at her age? are we the most vain silly country or what?

  34. Ramona Q says:

    She may be frugal, but it’s likely relative to her income, just like most.

  35. Camille (The original) says:

    The photos are lovely and she looks really pretty. But I just don’t care for this woman any more. :(

  36. tz says:

    i dont buy it.. especially because you can see she’s had surgery in pics that aren’t air brushed.. plus in interviews shes so passive aggressive its annoying.