41-year-old ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ actress Reese Witherspoon covers the March issue of MARIE CLAIRE Magazine, which arrives on newsstands February 20.
Witherspoon reveals that she read ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ when she was very young, saying: “I read it in sixth grade and I just loved it. I thought I was Meg Murry. I didn’t really know where I fit it in the world. I knew there were bigger ideas than the place I lived, and it gave me this idea that I could accomplish things or that that I could be part of a bigger story.”
On her support for female-led films: “…It shouldn’t just be about financial success. We should have as many opportunities to fail as we do succeed. Because artistry is not about succeeding always. It’s about having the courage to try and put out into the world new ideas.” And finally, on fighting her fears: “I see [fear] as this little creature that lives in my life all the time, and I can either pay it attention and not get anything done or I can march ahead and ignore it. …sometimes I just have to jump two feet into a cold pool and go, OK, I believe in myself enough, I know I work hard. I know I can always bet on myself.” For more of Reese in MARIE CLAIRE, click here.