Reese Witherspoon’s life mirrors her 2002 movie ‘Sweet Home Alabama’

Reese Witherspoon says her life mirrors her 2002 movie ‘Sweet Home Alabama.’

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Reese Witherspoon’s life imitated her 2002 movie “Sweet Home Alabama.”

“When I read the script I was like, ‘Do these people know of my life?'” Witherspoon said at The Town Hall in New York on Monday night, while promoting her new book, “Whisky in a glass of water,” with Woodford Reserve.

“Because no matter how much you where you are from, when you get a little older you get nostalgic. When I was 18, I was like, ‘I’m out of here! I’m never to come back!'”

“Sweet Home Alabama” star Witherspoon as a New York fashion designer who returns to Alabama to her estranged husband (Josh Lucas) to sign divorce papers so she can marry the son of the mayor, played by Patrick Dempsey.

“When I was going through ‘Sweet Home Alabama’, I was like, ‘This is exactly how so many young people feel. You want to leave the house and then you realize that there are so many important things about the proximity of family or people who knew you.” And I really feel like that movie really encapsulated those ideas. And it was very nice. It was so much fun. I had a great time doing it.”

Reese Witherspoon in “Sweet Home Alabama.”

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Witherspoon, 42, added that she never thought she would go back to Nashville after leaving to pursue her acting dreams, but when she began to the children, they had a change of heart. They later bought and lived on a farm.

“I went really ‘Little House on the Prairie’ there for a moment, because I was so nostalgic for home,” she laughed.

This article originally appeared on Page Six.

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