Reese Witherspoon is the Vogue cover girl for the May 2011 issue. Regarding Reese, her Water For Elephants co-star Robert Pattinson had to say, “In terms of public perception, she’s thought of as America’s Sweetheart. And she kind of is in a lot of ways. But I think that she’s a lot bawdier than that, a lot more raucous. It did actually shock me to see that. She’s tough. You wouldn’t want to get into an argument with her at all. You can always tell that she will be incredibly nice to anyone who’s not an idiot, but it’s always very clear that there’s a line you really shouldn’t cross.”
Reese gushed about her husband to Vogue.
Her husband Jim Toth: “He’s wonderful,” she says, beaming. “He’s just a really great guy, and I feel really lucky. It’s so cute: Over the holidays I was at a department store in L.A. with my friends, and these three women from Oklahoma came up to me, and they said” – she lays on a thick Southern drawl -”‘Reese. We are so happy for yeeew. We liiike this guy for yeeew.’ And I said, ‘You do?!’ ‘Yes, ma’am. We think he is a niiice man. We think he is going to treat you well and be good to yeeew.’ I was like, ‘Really?’ So sweet! And I told them my mother likes him very much, too.”
Reese talks about crazy fans, her friends not selling her out and the media …
Her crazy fans: “I get hugged a lot,” she says. “Which is fun. Mostly it’s all good, positive energy that comes to me. I like people. And at the end of the day, we’re all just people, you know? We’re all just going through it. Nobody’s life experience is all that much different than anyone else’s. We’ve all had our share of heartbreak. It’s the universal language of life.”
Her trustworthy friends: “I have to say, I have been through a few life experiences that have just made me feel really good about my friends because the truth never came out about certain things. And that made me feel like I have confidantes in them. I mean, look: I don’t have that many friends. I have a few really amazing friends whom I consider family. But it means a lot to me that I have that, because so much of my life belongs to other people. Everyone always laughs about it and goes, ‘Boy, they got that wrong.’ It makes me feel like, Wow, maybe there’s something that’s still my own.”
On the early engagement reports: “It usually heats up during, like, pregnancies or babies or marriage. It’s the drama of real life. It’s interesting to people. Readers want to know. I was talking to an actress the other day who is pregnant right now, and she was like, ‘What is it? What’s the deal?’ She said, ‘Oh, maybe once I have the baby no one will pay any attention,’ and I was like, ‘Bwah-ha-ha-ha!!!!” Vogue notes Witherspoon then exaggeratedly tosses her head back. “Oh, yeah. They will leave you alone after you have the baby. Suuure. That’s exactly how it works.”
Check out the full interview at Vogue.com!