In a preview piece about the New York Film Festival, The Los Angeles Times has posted the latest still from ...and the truth is that I can't stop looking at Reese Witherspoon's head.If you watch the 2005 hit movie ‘Walk the Line’ closely (and perhaps repeatedly), you’ll begin to pick up on nuanced bits of trivia and tributes carefully placed by director James Mangold and the creative talent behind the film.
So I just couldn’t figure out how I would do it.”But her resolve was cemented when director Philippe Falardeau called and told her: “This movie isn’t about you.
I want to be really clear about that.”Such sentiments are rarely music to an actor’s ears but for Witherspoon, 38, it was exactly what she wanted to hear.
This takes him on a wild goose chase where he runs into lots of interesting, albeit hilarious, characters.
Reese Witherspoon joined her Inherent Vice costars on the red carpet at the film's LA premiere on Wednesday night.
“I’d never had a director say that to me before but it actually made me happy,” she says, outlining her many reasons for not wanting to take centre stage in , a poignant drama about Sudanese refugees given the chance to resettle in America.
Witherspoon’s employment-agency counsellor Carrie doesn’t even enter the film until half way through the story, when the refugees arrive in Kansas, unwittingly changing the course of their lives.“I didn’t want to make a movie where I was a white American girl coming to save African people.
Much hype was made of how Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon performed all the songs themselves, but the actor admitted after the film was released that he wasn’t certain that was the way to go until one week before shooting.
Both went through rigorous vocal training with a band and T-Bone Burnett.
The story of the filming and pre-production of ‘Walk the Line’ is a textured, intense tale that involved years and years of planning before a studio would sign on to produce the movie.
Leads Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon were praised for brilliant performances of Johnny and June Carter Cash, but their work wouldn’t have been as effective if it wasn’t for attention to detail by the crew.
When asked about reuniting with Reese Witherspoon onscreen after and whether he's ever taken the actress out on a date, Phoenix again joked that he and Witherspoon are engaged, to the audience's applause.