Even though they worked in different professions, actress Reese Witherspoon, 45, and singer Britney Spears, 39, had some very similar life parallels as they rose to stardom at the same time. Yet the way the media treated the two women in their younger years was completely the opposite.
Reese Witherspoon is explaining how she was considered a “good” girl by the media, while Britney Spears got lumped in as “bad,” with the likes of then-hard partying Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton, the Big Little Lies star tells Time magazine.
“What if the media had decided I was something else? I would be in a totally different position,” she says of her ascension from acclaimed teen film actress to full on respected movie star by the time she was an adult.
“I want to say it’s my decisions or the career choices I made, but it felt very arbitrary. And kind of sh***y,” about how cruelly the media treated Britney Spears, while Reese Witherspoon was shown a higher regard.