Il 44-year-old actress, an Oscar winner herself, recently appeared on “The HFPA in Conversation” podcast in which her now-infamous appearance at the 2002 Academy Awards was brought up.
That year, Witherspoon was presenting an award alongside her then-husband, attore Ryan Phillippe, who offered to let her read the winner of an award because “you make more [i soldi] than I do.”
After the line, the audience laughed with Witherspoon looked a bit shocked.
It seems that the actress had all but forgotten about the silly moment, as she revealed on the podcast.
“You’re reminding me of that!” she said when the incident was brought up, per Yahoo Entertainment. “I forgot that ever happened.”
She also revealed that the moment wasn’t scripted and she had no idea what was coming.
“Ma hai ragione, lo ha detto, e no, non era sceneggiato, e non mi ha detto che lo avrebbe detto prima che andasse in onda,” Witherspoon revealed. “Quindi ero un po 'sconcertato in quel momento, pure.”
The actress admitted that she’s not exactly sure what led Phillippe, adesso 46, to make the comment, but said that women face an extra obstacle when they achieve financial success like her own.
“There’s so few women that make a lot of money that sometimes they’re shamed for it, and sometimes they are expected to give more and do more and be more to others in the same position that, dire, a male movie star would not be expected to,” Witherspoon explained. “But I do think gender norms have changed quite a bit since that moment …”
The star also looked back on a past teaching moment for her daughter Ava, adesso 21.
Witherspoon said that her daughter came home from school in tears one day after being told that her mother was one of Hollywood’s highest-paid actresses, making her feel “so embarrassed.”
“ho detto, 'Non vergognarti mai di una donna che guadagna soldi. Ci sono donne in tutto il mondo che non hanno un'opportunità o un'istruzione o la capacità di fare soldi. E più donne guadagnano più soldi, regalerà più soldi, si prenderà cura delle loro società, si prenderà cura delle loro comunità, farà di più con quei soldi, Quindi non sentirti mai in colpa per tua madre che guadagna, e non sentirti mai male se guadagni, and don’t be embarrassed or ashamed if its more than your partner,'” disse la stella.
Witherspoon and Phillippe divorced in 2007, but the star is still among Hollywood’s highest-earners. Secondo Celebrity Net Worth, the star has amassed a value of $ 200 million thanks to her work as an actress and a producer.
For context, the actress was secondo quanto riferito pagato $ 2 million per episode of Apple TV+’s “Lo spettacolo mattutino,” which boasted 10 episodes in its first season.