The actress has some political aspirations that might just surprise you! Reese Witherspoon opened up about possibly running for Congress or even for the POTUS office at some point!
That’s right! The Oscar winner hinted that she might just go for the highest position in the country in the not so near future while on an episode of the SmartLess podcast.
The Legally Blonde star is obviously not ruling out a career in politics and she explained why that is!
While chatting with co-host Jason Bateman, he was curious to know if she had any interest in a government job, prompting Reese Witherspoon to respond that ‘I mean, I wouldn’t say never because I don’t know where I’m going to be when I’m, you know, 65.’
She went on to also explain why this is something so important to her: ‘I think we need better representation and balance. Women are 50 percent of the population, but we’re not 50 percent of the representation in government, which is bizarre, particularly when they’re adjudicating over our bodies. And the lack of representation of people of color, who make up a large, almost majority of this country. What about balance, you know? Just yin and yang. Male, female balance.’
The actress then shared her opinion that ‘women have a different relationship to power,’ which she thinks can lead to many more collaborative solutions.
Using her leadership at her production company Hello Sunshine to make her point, Reese pointed out that ‘It’s interesting how no one needs to be the number one. We sort of pass the baton almost. It’s always kind of deferring power or sharing responsibility. So it’s almost this power balance and that there’s no one person sort of dictating or mandating exactly what’s going to happen. It’s collective ideas. And it works really well.’