‘Run away from a man who can’t handle your ambition’ – Reese Witherspoon


‘Run away from a man who can’t handle your ambition’ – Reese Witherspoon

By Zainab Sadiku

Whiterspoon

Hollywood star, Reese Witherspoon is on the cover of Glamour Magazine‘s October 2017 issue.

In her interview, the 41-year-old actress talks about inequality in Hollywood, helping women grow and recognizing her privilege as a white woman.

See excerpts below.

On identifying her privilege as a white woman in the Industry

‘Another thing I think about a lot is how it feels to be a minority woman in America so rarely seeing yourself onscreen and it’s unconscionable. When I asked Mindy Kaling, ‘Don’t you ever get exhausted by always having to create your own roles?’ she said, ‘Reese, I’ve never had anything that I didn’t create for myself.’

‘I thought, Wow, I feel like a jerk for asking that; I used to have parts that just showed up for me. I can’t imagine how hard it is to write your own parts and simultaneously have to change people’s perceptions of what a woman of color is in today’s society.’

By Damilola Olaoye

Beat FM OAPs - Douglas and Gbemi

Urban radio station The Beat FM 99.9 and sister station Naija 102.7 FM are set for expansion as they plan to launch brand new stations in West African’s largest city, Ibadan. The news was made known on Thursday, February 2, 2012 via the Beat FM’s Twitter page.

Your two favourite radio stations the Beat 99.9 FM & Naija FM 102.7 are expanding. We are launching brand new stations in West Africa’s largest city, IBADAN…‘, @THEBEAT999FM tweeted.

Insiders say the management is already searching for new staff for the stations in Ibadan as auditions have been announced.

Owned by Chris Ubosi’s Megalectrics, Beat FM started off in 2008 and has since beaten long timers Cool FM and Rhythm 93.7FM to become the leading urbane music station in Lagos and environs. But Naija FM, the pidgin-only channel which launched about a year ago, is still struggling to find its feet in a market currently dominated by Wazobia FM.

No word yet on whether Classic 97.3 FM, Megalectrics’ third station, is also considering expansion.

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On women being Ambitious

‘What the heck is wrong with being ambitious? I have been ambitious all my life. In fact, I vividly remember telling my third-grade teacher that I wanted to be the first female president of the United States. Ambition is simply a drive inside of you—it’s having a curiosity or a new idea and the desire to pursue it.’

On her advice to women dating a man that can’t handle that

‘Run away from a man who can’t handle your ambition. Run. So many men think ambition is awesome and sexy!’

On challenges faced in Hollywood today

‘I’ve also had studio heads say to me, ‘We don’t want to make biopics about women,’ or more simply, ‘We’re not interested in female-driven material.’ (My first go-round as a producer with Gone Girl? Every studio passed but one. When the book hit number one on the best seller lists, it was a different story.)’

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