Unethical Quote of the Week: Actress Reese Witherspoon

Him: "AchOO!" Her: "You disgust me!"

“He had a very runny nose. It wasn’t appealing. It wasn’t pleasant.”

Actress Reese Witherspoon, describing to MTV in decidedly negative terms her sex scenes with “Twilight” hearthrob  Robert Pattinson in the soon-to-be-released film “Watter for Elephants.”

I’ve always liked Witherspoon, but it just doesn’t get much meaner and unprofessional than this.  Love scenes and sex scenes are potentially embarrassing for any actor or actress, and film and stage professionals recognize this and scrupulously apply the Golden Rule. If “kissing and telling” is bad, “fake sex and telling” is worse, not merely a breach of trust and confidence, not simply unfair and disrespectful, but a stunning  violation of professional standards. It is also irresponsible for an actress to attempt to shatter a film’s premise before it even opens.

I don’t know what Pattinson did or said during the shoot that provoked the actress to go out of her way to publicly embarrass him, but good luck to Witherspoon the next time she has to play a love scene with an actor. The ironic part is that Pattinson was being thoroughly professional by gamely sticking to the shooting schedule that required him to portray passion when he was suffering from a bad cold….and this is the thanks he gets.Wow.

Reese Witherspoon’s stock in trade has been playing spunky, nice girls. It seems she’s a better actress than we ever realized.

5 thoughts on “Unethical Quote of the Week: Actress Reese Witherspoon

  1. I am very disappointed in Reese’s explicit comment regarding her love scene with Robert Pattinson. She should have kept that between her and Robert. Also, she is not considering that it will be a turn-off for people that go and see the movie. I thinks she needs to make a public apology to Robert Pattinson. News alert: she is the one that looks cruel.

  2. Witherspoon is thoughtless, cruel, self-serving and a moron.

    I remember very clearly that years after Clark Gable played Rhett Butler in ‘Gone With the Wind” and had recently died, a Gable biography related one anecdote about how Gable’s stomach problems often gave him bad breath and that he chewed mints like crazy before his love scenes with Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh).

    Ever hear that story from her? No, because (1) she was a kind and caring person; (2) she was a professional; and (3) she was NOT a self-serving moron. Vivien Leigh portrayed the quintessential Scarlett in 1939 — 72 years ago! (!), and is still revered as an actress and person.

    Decades from now she will still be remembered. Let’s see how long Reese Witherspoon lasts…

  3. Witherspoon has been on my radar of dislike for a long time. Kevin Smith wrote a book of his Hollywood travails and she does not come across as good. Her subsequent divorce and various interviews have led me to avoid her films.

  4. She probably already got hers: if he kissed her and filmed fake sex scenes while symptomatic with a cold or anything else, you know they swapped spit (at least, if not other fluids!). I’ll bet she was ticked because she caught whatever he had.

    • That’s not going to convince many teenage girls, most of whom would take bubonic plague to kiss Pattinson. Personally, I think she’s mad because he’s prettier than she is.

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