Confessing her sadness and solitude, the famous actor Reese Witherspoon, said, “Oh boy, did I cry. Ugly tears. For 3 whole days. But I recovered. And I got a different job. It wasn’t the same and I never watched that movie (!) but I learned so much from that experience.”
The American actor Reese Witherspoon has proved to be one of the most honest actors who have confessed on the fact that how tough it is to get rejected in the film industry. The Oscar-winning actor, who has always remained candid in all her moves, recently shared one of her pretty low moments in the hope of helping her fans learn a lesson, accept rejection and channelize their energy towards the right direction.
The ‘Big Little Lies’ star shared an Instagram post along with a photo that mentions an inspirational quote about rejection being “simply redirection” and also added her own personal experience in the caption. The 43-year-old actor mentioned that she decided on opening up in this concern as she feels that “it’s important to remember that rejection or failure can really be a great help in our lives”.
She further added, “When I first started as an actor, I went on an audition for a part that I wanted more than ANYTHING,” Witherspoon recalled. “This was an incredible movie with a huge male movie star as the lead. I had 3 callbacks, then a screen test and one day my agent called and said, ‘You didn’t get the part, the lead actor liked working with the other actress more’.”
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Captioning the same post, she mentioned, “Oh boy, did I cry. Ugly tears. For 3 whole days. But I recovered. And I got a different job. It wasn’t the same and I never watched that movie (!) but I learned so much from that experience,” she confessed. Keeping it real with her fans, she said rejection teaches you “perseverance and how to get tough”.
“What I didn’t know then was: rejection teaches you perseverance and how to get tough. And you also learn not every path is right for you,” Witherspoon continued. The actor concluded her post by giving some words of wisdom.
“My friend @kerrywashington always says ‘Rejection is God’s protection.’ You are on a path that is made for YOU. Sometimes the universe is protecting you from a bad job or a toxic relationship. So remember next time you fail at something or someone leaves you heartbroken let yourself be sad, grieve what didn’t happen for a minute but move ON,” she concluded.
Witherspoon is quite an active participant on the photo-sharing application, who often posts inspirational quotes, life lessons and things that are relatable in life. Last month, she also shared a how she started using Snapchat to communicate with her three children — daughter Ava (19) and sons Deacon (15) and Tennessee (6).
She also shared an unexpected conversation from one of her children about a very important piece of information about school supplies that was shared to her at the very last minute.
The post said, “Are you seriously telling me TODAY about all the school supplies you need tomorrow?” she wrote beneath the photo. Witherspoon also added in the caption of the Instagram post, “How to talk to your kids on snapchat… the filter adds a much more serious tone, don’t you think? #momlife #backtoschool.”
On the work front, the actor was last seen in the HBO drama series ‘Big Little Lies and currently working on her next delivery of ‘The Morning Show’, ‘Sing 2’, ‘Legally Blonde 3’, ‘Wish List’ and ‘Tinker Bell’.