Reese Witherspoon for president? The Oscar winner is hinting that she might want to run for workplace down the line… state, in 2040.
On an episode of the SmartLess podcast on Monday, Oct. 26, the Legally Blonde star described why she’s not dismissing a future in politics.
Podcast co-host Jason Bateman asked her if she has an interest in pursuing federal government work. Witherspoon reacted, “I mean, I wouldn’t say never because I don’t know where I’m going to be when I’m, you know, 65.”
She likewise described why it’s a cause near her heart. “I think we need better representation and balance,” Witherspoon stated. “Women are 50 percent of the population, but we’re not 50 percent of the representation in government, which is bizarre, particularly when they’re adjudicating over our bodies.”
The 44-year-old Southern belle continued, “And the lack of representation of people of color, who make up a large, almost majority of this country. What about balance, you know? Just yin and yang. Male, female balance.”