Reese Witherspoon has come a long way since The Man in the Moon in 1991. She's hopped in a Thing and taken a desperate, mail-stopping road trip, lived in black and white, scored the heart of the most infamous and lascivious teen heartbreaker, been rabid for an election, dated a psycho, spent some time in lots of romantic comedy, and then became June Carter in Walk the Line and won an Oscar.

But did you ever see her as an action star? She told Sun Media recently that she's a big action fan, frustrated with the current state of affairs: "there aren't a lot of female characters women can look at and go, 'I want to be like that.' I go to movies and get frustrated - 'Shoot him! Shoot him!' Why does the guy get to shoot him - why can't the girl shoot him?" Eh, at least it's not like the old days where the woman would slink back into the corner and watch the action without helping, even when it was needed. I remember an episode of The Mod Squad where the good guy gets thrown over a railing, and struggles not to fall to his death while the woman watches him struggle his way up. Gee, thanks for the help!

Anyway, she'd like to get involved in an action film some day, but says that it might be as a producer. Cop out! Really, Reese, go for it. I think it would be great to see her as a cross between Linda Hamilton and Sarah Michelle Gellar -- meaning that it would be great to see her get ultra-buff and then become a pint-sized butt-kicker. Even if it doesn't work out, at least it will offer some variety.
categories Movies, Cinematical