Reese Witherspoon is all class when it comes to Joaquin Phoenix


Reese Witherspoon is so polite, it hurts. When asked about her Walk the Line co-star Joaquin Phoenix’s Unabomber-hobo-rapper act, she says that Joaquin “knows what he’s doing” and that whenever his album comes out, she will “pick it up.” So utterly classy.

Reese and Joaquin got along quite famously during the filming of Walk the Line. She even referred to him as “honey” and “sweetheart” during the promotional tour, although that’s most likely due to growing up in Nashville. Most proper Southern girls call people “honey” – I do it all the time. It would be nice to think that Reese and Joaquin are still close, but Reese strikes me as a woman who doesn’t tolerate people who don’t have their acts together.

REESE WITHERSPOON is a Southern belle who probably likes Dolly Parton and thinks The Killers are risqué.

So the idea of her listening to rap music doesn’t really sit well in the believability stakes.
But the Oscar-winner reckons she will bop away to the bizarre album Joaquin Phoenix is set to release.

Having co-starred together in Johnny Cash biopic Walk The Line, Reese obviously feels obliged to support the thespian-turned-artiste.

She said: “Sure, he’s great. He’s very musical obviously. He knows what he’s doing.”

“I’m not following his rap career but I’m sure his album, whenever it hits the stores, whenever it ‘drops’, I’m going to go pick it up.”

Joaquin decided to quit acting after shooting Two Lovers with Gwyneth Paltrow in favour of concentrating on music.

[From The Sun]

Nice little jab there at The Goop. Many of us still believe that it was no coincidence that Joaquin decided to quit acting after working with Paltrow. Perhaps Goop is like a virus that affects talent. That would explain a lot!

Speaking of the Goop, notice Reese didn’t tell Joaquin to go live in the projects to get some credibility. Reese = class. Goop = poseur.

Here’s Reese leaving the Brentwood Country Mart on Friday. Images thanks to Fame Pictures .

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  1. Hieronymus Grex says:

    Until he blows pot smoke in her face and takes a whiz on her designer shoes, then LOOK OUT !!

  2. JB says:

    OMG! I love the dig at GOOP. Reese always strikes me as a complete classic southern woman. She might not be following Phoenix, but she sure isn’t going to trash him publicly. The fact is, most women raised in the south, (Kaiser, you can probably attest to this) could be calling you the dumbest toad on the planet, but her choice of words, her manner, and her “Bless your heart…” at the end would have you walking away saying…What a sweet girl! 🙂

  3. Ophelia says:

    I love her! She is really classy and that’s so rare with celebrities now. Audrey Hepburn was classy too and that’s why she is so timeless.

  4. Lizzie (greeneyed fem) says:

    REESE WITHERSPOON is a Southern belle who probably likes Dolly Parton and thinks The Killers are risqué.

    Um, who DOESN’T like Dolly Parton? She’s AMAZING.

    And yeah, Reese seems like a classy, Southern, Type-A sort of person, but she’s not uptight. Hasn’t anyone here ever seen Freeway? Girlfriend has done some risky shit in her career.

  5. Charley Kane says:

    “Joaquin decided to quit acting after shooting Two Lovers with Gwyneth Paltrow”

    If i had to work with that over-rated celery sick i’d want to quit living.

  6. photo jojo says:

    I heart Reese. And as a Yankee transplant to the south, I am LOVIN’ the whole ‘bless your heart’ concept!!

  7. Wif says:


    Oh, that was brilliant!!! Be mine Kaiser, be mine!

  8. luckystar says:

    Why are you slamming Gwyneth in an article about Reese? *Tacky.* You yourself need a little class lesson?

  9. Savory Tv says:

    I still think the whole thing is an act on his part. That said, I do love Reese!

  10. mE says:

    @ Luckystar: I think the GOOP could stand to be taken down a few pegs.

  11. Zoe (The Other One) says:

    I love Reese. Classy, talented and gorgeous woman.

  12. eggy weggs says:

    I saw “Two Lovers.” Goop was AWFUL and there was no love lost between the two of them. You could tell.