Reese Witherspoon Was Cast for ‘Walk the Line’ While Attending a Wedding

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Reese Witherspoon went to someone else’s wedding — but took home the best gift. 

The actor revealed as much on her friend Kerry Washington’s Street You Grew Up On podcast last week. Reese Witherspoon reminisced about how she began developing a relationship with director James Mangold (Logan, 3:10 to Yuma).

“I met him at a wedding,” she said, according to Today. “We were at a wedding and he goes, ‘Hey, you’re from Nashville, aren’t you?’ And I was like, ‘I am. Yeah.’ And he goes, ‘Do you know who June Carter is?'”

Joaquin Pheonix and Reese Witherspoon Perform Jackson

Reese Witherspoon’s answer was clearly impressive enough, as she got booked as June Carter Cash for the 2005 biopic Walk the Line. It featured Johnny Cash (Joaquin Phoenix) and June Carter Cash (Witherspoon), two strong-willed artists who shared a love story that was the stuff of myth. 

The movie made $186.8 million on a budget of $28 million. Witherspoon won the Academy Award for Best Actress.

A New Morning for Reese Witherspoon

Currently, Witherspoon is filming Season 3 of The Morning Show.

The Morning Show brought good news to fans of Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon when it debuted on Apple+ in November 2019. Inspired by the book Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV, its second season premiered in September 2021.

Apple+ announced in January of this year that it had greenlit The Morning Show for a third season after it became a smash hit.

Reese Witherspoon recently earned an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Meanwhile, Billy Crudup picked up a nod for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for the same show.

Lastly, Witherspoon, Hillary Clinton, and other luminaries will drop by The View as it starts airing Season 26.

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