A brown-haired Reese Witherspoon was all smiles in NYC today as she left a hotel with her husband, Jim Toth, to make her way to a local screening of Mud. She signed autographs for fans and carried out her usual duties to promote the drama, in which she co-stars with Matthew McConaughey. Reese’s good-natured demeanour comes shortly after she made headlines for being arrested on early Friday morning when Jim was caught facing a DUI charge in Atlanta, Georgia, where Reese is shooting her indie drama The Good Lie; Reese was arrested for disorderly conduct. They were reportedly taken to jail where they were booked and released, and it’s currently unknown if Reese will address the situation during today’s event.
Though it seems almost impossible that romantic-comedy veterans Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon have never played love interests on screen, Mud marks the first time they're playing opposite each other. However, the trailer for the indie drama looks far from lighthearted. McConaughey plays a fugitive who appears on a small island in the Mississippi River and befriends two young boys who let him hide out in their boat. Witherspoon plays Mud's estranged love, though it's not clear whether the couple is meant for each other or better off apart — or whether Mud is a falsely accused good guy or a villain who's just manipulating the boys into keeping his secret.
McConaughey has been getting lots of accolades for his acting lately, and his work in Mud may garner him more; I was impressed with his performance in the preview alone. Even though we don't get to see them interact, I'm looking forward to seeing him paired with Witherspoon (who gets to use her own Southern accent). I'm also interested in seeing Michael Shannon in the film, whose presence gives Mud just a little more ominousness. Mud will come out at Sundance, and we're still waiting on an Australian release date, but you can watch the preview after the jump.
Matthew McConaughey was still looking lean, but clearly has been working to put back on the kilos as he premiered his movie Mud at Sundance on Saturday night. Matthew's leading lady in the film, Reese Witherspoon, didn't join him for the Park City red carpet. Matthew and Reese debuted their film in Cannes and since then it has been quietly gaining positive buzz and momentum. In recent months the headlines about Matthew have been all about his weight loss for The Dallas Buyers Club, but this past weekend fans wanted to know about something else — his friendship with Lance Armstrong and his feelings about Lance's fall from grace. Matthew opened up a bit about his feelings of anger and disappointment in the wake of Lance's admissions. Matthew said that he was "pissed off" at Lance initially and that part of him took it personally, but then sad when he watched Lance's interview.
Reese Witherspoon and Matthew McConaughey posed for photographers before climbing the grand staircase at their Cannes Film Festival premiere of Mud on Saturday. Reese chose a glamorous blue Versace gown for the formal event that showcased her growing baby bump while Matthew modelled a sexy tuxedo. Matthew and Reese began their day at a photo call for the film before capping off their evening with a screening and after party. It's Matthew's second premiere since arriving in France. He hit the red carpet on Thursday with Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron and John Cusack at The Paperboy's star-studded premiere.
Reese Witherspoon and Matthew McConaughey were all smiles posing side-by-side today at their Cannes photocall for Mud. During a press conference earlier today, Reese talked about her supporting role in Mud, saying, "I grew up with my brother in a creek, riding dirt bikes, dirt fishing, everything you see the boys in the movie doing. When I read Jeff's script, it felt like home. It's a beautiful story about the place I'm from."
Glastonbury's annual music festival commenced last Thursday, bringing with it a killer lineup that included The Streets, U2, Beyoncé, The Chemical Brothers, The Queens of the Stone Age (amongst others!) and the wellie-clad celebs who love them. We must give a shoutout to the festival goers, who braved the mud — a lot of mud — for four days of killer bands and festival parties, and showed us how music festival style is done. In a word, it's all about wellies. Click through for our Glastonbury style moments and festival highlights.