Reese Witherspoon's Latest Venture Involves Interviewing Some Pretty Amazing Women

The actress is expanding her brand.

Actress and producer Reese Witherspoon took another step toward ruling the entertainment world this week with the announcement of a new show and TV channel which is giving some amazing women a chance to shine. In fact, the show is called "Shine On With Reese," and will feature interviews with women Witherspoon admires.


According to Variety, the nine-episode series from Witherspoon's production company Hello Sunshine will air on her new channel of the same name, available on DirecTV and U-verse platforms from AT&T. The first three episodes will debut July 17, featuring interviews with Dolly Parton, Pink, and Witherspoon's A Wrinkle in Time director Ava DuVernay.

The Huffington Post reports that the series will focus on "the stories of extraordinary women who have created their own unique paths to success," through interviews about "their perspectives on ambition, work, family and hopes for the future."

Later guests on the show will include former soccer player Abby Wambach, actress America Ferrera, singer Kacey Musgraves, Spanx founder Sara Blakely, and poet Cleo Wade, among others. 

"I am thrilled to have such like-minded, creative collaborators at AT&T to help Hello Sunshine pursue our mission of elevating and showcasing the voices of women that we have such admiration and respect for," Witherspoon said in a statement.

As Charlotte Koh, Hello Sunshine's head of digital media and programming, explained (via Variety), "The idea was to showcase women who have made notable achievements, but through the lens of Reese's relationship with them." She added that it will feel like you're "crashing a coffee date" with Witherspoon and her guests.

As the Huffington Post points out, Witherspoon is very busy these days. She's co-producing and starring in an adaptation of Celeste Ng's novel Little Fires Everywhere, is working on three new shows for Apple, and will once again star as Elle Woods in a third Legally Blonde movie. That's not to mention her lifestyle brand Draper James, or her work on a second season of HBO's Big Little Lies.

"What would happen if we encouraged all women to be a little more ambitious? I think the world would change," Witherspoon wrote last year. It looks like she's taking her own advice, as well as giving other ambitious women a platform.

(H/T: Hello Giggles)

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