Reese Witherspoon Loves Miles Teller Back

The Wild actress, who is one of the cover stars of W’s February 2015 issue, talks about the movies that matter to her most—and admits that she has a crush on actor Miles Teller—in a video interview.

Released on 1/8/2015

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Starring: Reese Witherspoon

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My favorite love story is...
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I love the love story in Steel Magnolias,
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between all of those women.
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I think it's beautiful.
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There's so many complex female relationships in that film,
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between sisters and friends and mothers and daughters,
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and it's southern.
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You know what?
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One movie that makes me cry is Norma Rae,
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and there's a scene where she's telling her children
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that people are gonna say awful things
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about their mother,
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and it is such a moment of clear ferocity,
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the ferocity of motherhood,
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and wanting to be understood by her children,
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and seen by her children,
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as a human being.
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Like, I'm not just your mother,
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I'm actually this human being that's about to be torn apart,
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but I want you to know that that's not who I am.
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I love those moments in film where you have
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to see an adult explain life to a child.
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And, I have to say, Miles Teller in Whiplash.
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I was really blown away by his performance,
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and I'm so excited
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to see how his career is gonna just take off.
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I wrote him a letter,
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I actually asked him to do a part in a movie I was doing,
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and I said,
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You know what I love about you is you're this young guy,
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but I can honestly tell
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that you know a haircut doesn't make a performance.