Actress Reese Witherspoon fronts the newest issue of Glamour magazine where she is honored as one of the mag’s Women of the Year 2015!
Joining Reese among the honorees are Caitlyn Jenner, Victoria Beckham, Misty Copeland and more!
Check out highlights from the ladies below:
Reese on her mother Betty: “She’s my best audience. She made me feel [like I was] funny even if I wasn’t that funny. She gave me a real sense of joy about life.”
Reese on “Legally Blonde”: “I was debating whether to do Legally Blonde, and I saw this interview with Gloria Steinem about how important Goldie Hawn’s role in Private Benjamin was for women; by the end of the movie, the character socked her fiancé in the face at the altar because he didn’t understand who she’d become through her journey. I was like, ‘I feel like Gloria Steinem told me to do Legally Blonde. That’s how Elle Woods is too!’ She starts out thinking she’s gonna follow a man, but in the end she’s like, ‘I don’t need you.’”
Caitlyn on coming out as trans: “But I started thinking, Maybe this is why God put me on earth. This issue has been swept under the rug for so long. I need to tell this story on the highest level you can possibly do it. Not just for me but for this entire community.”
Caitlyn on her future: “I am just excited about the future for the first time in a long, long time. And that is a nice feeling to have…. To be honest with you, if the worst thing in the world that happens to you is you are trans, you’ve got it made.”
Victoria on her life’s message: “I did have to find myself and my confidence. And I want to make other women feel the best version of themselves. That’s the same message as the Spice Girls. It’s still Girl Power.”
Victoria on words to live by: “Work hard, stay focused, be appreciative, and really, really go for it. I was told I couldn’t do lots of things, so if I can do it, you can.”
Misty on starting ballet at 13: “In the ballet studio, it was such an organized and disciplined environment, like I’d never had in my life. Seeing myself in the mirror, surrounded by the classical music, that’s when I started to fall in love with dance.”
Misty on the importance of her being committed to ballet: “Generations of black women and men didn’t have a fair chance in the ballet world; it’s still difficult to be ‘other.’ Understanding that made me want to speak up and represent what so many couldn’t.”