Reese Witherspoon seems like one of Hollywood's most-together stars: she doesn't have any drug scandals, she's happily remarried to talent agent Jim Toth, and she's a devoted mom to her kids Ava and Deacon Phillippe. And she's on the cover of May's issue of Vogue. In the accompanying interview, she talks about the burdens of fame and how much she misses her privacy:
I mean, I feel like an ingrate for even thinking anything isn't good. I'm very, very, very lucky. But... umm... probably that I parted with my privacy a long time ago. We went different ways. And sometimes I mourn it. Sometimes I will sit in the car and cry. Because I can't get out. That's the only thing: I mourn the loss of my privacy.
On one level, I get that. I can't imagine what it must be like to go online and read horrible things about yourself on the internet -- and Reese has it easy compared to, say, Vanessa Hudgens. However, as Lainey Gossip points out, Reese is one of the many celebrities who wants to have it both ways. She sold the pictures from her wedding to magazines and probably made a tidy sum doing it. So many stars want to profit off of their media coverage, whether it's selling pictures of themselves to magazines or courting bloggers to get buzz building for their new project, but they complain about the media whenever someone criticizes them. Sorry, celebrities, but you don't get to have it both ways. Either you want the media to pay attention to you, or you don't. I might be able to buy Reese's argument if she said paparazzi were harassing her kids or something -- since they didn't ask to become famous -- but you can't sell pictures of your wedding and also be sad about losing your privacy. Next time, just make a private wedding album.
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