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Reese Witherspoon lands on Time 100 Most Influential Companies cover

Reese Witherspoon started her career with teen hits like Cruel Intentions and Legally Blonde then landed an Oscar for her more mature role as June Cash in Walk The Line which was followed up by the critically acclaimed Wild.

But now the blonde beauty, 45, has evolved into something much bigger: a major Hollywood producer behind the hit shows Big Little Lies, Little Fires Everywhere and The Morning Show. 

Her new status as a savvy behind-the-scenes power player has landed her on the cover of Time magazine’s business issue called TIME100 Most Influential Companies.

Power player: Reese Witherspoon savvy behind-the-scenes moves for her company Hello Sunshine – which is responsible for Big Little Lies, Little Fires Everywhere and The Morning Show – has landed her on the cover of Time magazine ‘s business issue

Her note: Witherspoon presented the cover on her Instagram page, including a long note about how special it felt to be recognized for as a producer. 'If you told my third-grade self, the one who started her first business customizing hair barrettes out of her desk, that one day she would be on the cover of Time Magazine as a businesswoman, She would have said, “That’s So Rad!"'

Her note: Witherspoon presented the cover on her Instagram page, including a long note about how special it felt to be recognized for as a producer. ‘If you told my third-grade self, the one who started her first business customizing hair barrettes out of her desk, that one day she would be on the cover of Time Magazine as a businesswoman, She would have said, “That’s So Rad!”‘

The Sweet Home Alabama star looked like a business woman in a dark blazer by Gabriela Hearst and basic heels from Celine as she was photographed by Julia Johnson and Cody Cloud for TIME. 

Reese talked in the issue about how women such as Britney Spears, Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan were portrayed as “bad,” while women like herself and her friend Jennifer Garner were “good” by the media.

‘What if the media had decided I was something else?’ said Reese.

‘I would be in a totally different position…. I want to say it’s my decisions or the career choices I made, but it felt very arbitrary. And kind of sh**ty.’ 

Boss lady: The Sweet Home Alabama star looked like a business woman in a dark suit as she was photographed by Julia Johnson and Cody Cloud for TIME

Boss lady: The Sweet Home Alabama star looked like a business woman in a dark suit as she was photographed by Julia Johnson and Cody Cloud for TIME

Witherspoon presented the cover on her Instagram page, including a long note about how special it felt to be recognized for as a producer. 

‘If you told my third-grade self, the one who started her first business customizing hair barrettes out of her desk, that one day she would be on the cover of Time Magazine as a businesswoman, She would have said, “That’s So Rad!” *or something very 80s like that,’ began the mother of three.

‘Honestly, I can’t properly express what a humbling experience it is to be recognized by @time as a business leader. (It’s sort of feels like AHHHHHH / eeek/ gulp/ sob!),’ she said. 

They all started out at the same time: Reese talked in the issue about how women such as Britney Spears, Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan were portrayed as ‘bad,’ while women like herself and her friend Jennifer Garner were ‘good’ by the media.' Britney seen on Instagram

The tide: 'What if the media had decided I was something else?' said Reese. 'I would be in a totally different position,' she added. Paris this week in LA

They all started out at the same time: Reese talked in the issue about how women such as Britney Spears, Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan were portrayed as ‘bad,’ while women like herself and her friend Jennifer Garner were ‘good’ by the media. ‘What if the media had decided I was something else?’ said Reese. ‘I would be in a totally different position’

The ex of Ryan Phillippe then added: ‘I’m so proud of my company @HelloSunshine.’ 

Hello Sunshine, the media company she founded in 2016, adapts books for series.

She added, ‘The minute my career became about amplifying other women’s voices, and creating more for others, the world opened up for me in the most incredible ways. I really credit all the incredible people I stand shoulder to shoulder with @hellosunshine. Without their infinite creativity and endless hard work, this company would never become all that it is.’

Her first big hit: Wit Laura Dern, Nicole Kidman, Zoe Kravitz and Shailene Woodley for Big Little Lies; seen on International Womens Day

Her first big hit: Wit Laura Dern, Nicole Kidman, Zoe Kravitz and Shailene Woodley for Big Little Lies; seen on International Womens Day

Just the two of us: Witherspoon and Kerry Washington who made Little Fires Everywhere together

Just the two of us: Witherspoon and Kerry Washington who made Little Fires Everywhere together

Yet another hit: from left, Janina Gavankar as Alison Namazi, Desean Terry as Daniel Henderson, Jennifer Aniston as Alex Levy, Witherspoon as Bradley Jackson and Nestor Carbonell as Yanko Flores on The Morning Show season one

Yet another hit: from left, Janina Gavankar as Alison Namazi, Desean Terry as Daniel Henderson, Jennifer Aniston as Alex Levy, Witherspoon as Bradley Jackson and Nestor Carbonell as Yanko Flores on The Morning Show season one

And then she highlighted how important it is to have women working with women.

Still an A lister: Witherspoon attends the 93rd Annual Academy Awards at Union Station on Sunday in Los Angeles, California

Still an A lister: Witherspoon attends the 93rd Annual Academy Awards at Union Station on Sunday in Los Angeles, California

‘Also, I just need to emphasize: FEMALE PARTNERSHIP is the most POWERFUL FUEL on the planet. Thank you to the enormously talented women who have collaborated with me and shared their stories/ screenplays/books with @hellosunshine and @reesesbookclub. 

‘My biggest hope is this cover might inspire other little girls to think “I can do that!” Because women will change the world. One story at a time.’ 

Her company has four productions currently shooting: Truth Be Told, From Scratch and The Morning Show in Los Angeles, and Where the Crawdads Sing in New Orleans. 

Next is unscripted TV, kids and animation projects, podcasts, digital series and social media endeavors like an app for the book club. 

TIME revealed the first-ever TIME100 Most Influential Companies cover on Tuesday.

The new list—and an expansion of the annual TIME100 franchise—highlights 100 businesses making an impact around the world. 

Entertainment companies on the list include Reese’s Hello Sunshine as well as Netflix, Spotify, TikTok, Disney, and OnlyFans.  

Happy at home: The star is wed to agent Jim Toth with whom she has son Tennessee; she also has Ava and Deacon with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe

Happy at home: The star is wed to agent Jim Toth with whom she has son Tennessee; she also has Ava and Deacon with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe

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