Reese Witherspoon On Kids, Career and Family in Elle UK

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Reese Witherspoon on Elle UK May Cover

Reese Witherspoon looks stunning on the cover of Elle UK’s May issue.

The actress, newlywed and mom talks about how she juggles motherhood and a career.

“There’s this fallacy that we can have it all. I get it often, ‘Oh, you have it all’ – and I don’t,” she insists.

“It’s hard. And there are times I take two years off and I don’t work. And there are times I go to work and I feel sick because I can’t see my kids for five days. And it’s real hard to go.”

Her new film Water for Elephants with co-star hunk Robert Pattinson comes out soon.  She just got married to CAA agent Jim Toth.  And she is mom to kids Ava, 11 and Deacon, 7.

But it’s tough to have it all all at the same time.

“Work is important to me. The kids are important to me. My relationship’s important to me. But all three can’t be functioning at 100 per cent at all times.”

Reese also talks about the need for women to stop tearing each other apart and start supporting one another.

“There’s plenty of room for all of us. There’s plenty of men for all of us. There’s plenty of jobs. There’s plenty of room! I really believe it. Another actress out there has a number-one movie? They’re going to make more movies about women.

A female writer sells a script? They’re going to look at another script from another woman. The better one woman does, the better all women do.”