Reese Witherspoon reflected on her career and how far she’s come in a new Instagram post that included a throwback photo from her teenage years.
The 46-year-old actress took to the social media platform on Friday to share a word of appreciation for those that helped her become the award-winning actress, producer, and writer she is today, alongside a sweet snap from when she was in her adolescence.
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In the undated snap, Witherspoon posed with a camera while rocking a cream-colored button-up blouse that she tucked into salmon-colored pants and rolled up at the ankles. Her hair wasn’t the usual blonde we’re all used to seeing, either, taking on a reddish-brown hue while styled half-up, half-down.
The Morning Show star shared the photo to help promote her new short film, rise, which she produced with her production company, Hello Sunshine, along with the help from organic pita chips company Stacy’s, filmmaker Nisha Ganatra and author Rupi Kaur.
The new film follows three women-Sajani Amarasiri of kola goodies, Jocelyn Ramirez of Todo Verde, and Maria Jose Palacio from Progeny Coffee–as they go through the journey of making their business dreams a reality.
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“#Stacys_Partner From the very beginning of my career, there have been women that paved the way for me and helped me rise. That’s why when I founded #HelloSunshine it was so important to me to create a company dedicated at its core to celebrating women and creating a path forward for future generations,” she wrote in the caption.
Witherspoon’s statement continued: “RISE, a new film in partnership with Hello Sunshine, @stacys, filmmaker @nisha.ganatra and artist/performer @rupikaur_, showcases the amazing stories of women who have fought to have a seat at the table, for the benefit of everyone that comes behind them. I’m thrilled to announce the film is available to stream on @primevideo.”
She concluded the caption by asking her fans to respond with something that helped them “Rise” to their greatest potential.
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“I love this. My Grandmother helped me rise in life. She taught me to fight for what I believe in, wake up in the morning and smile at the woman looking back in the mirror and treat her with kindness. And most of all have faith in the process. Thanks for sharing this ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️,” one fan shared.
Someone else shouted out all of their friends, exclaiming, “female friendships have helped me rise 🤍 there’s nothing like support from our sisters!”
“People who have supported me and given me the confidence to push ahead,” another wrote back.
Rise is currently streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.