22 May 2020 12:38
Get seriously excited as Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington are landing on Amazon Prime Video with their latest show, Little Fires Everywhere. Sparks fly when the ordered life of status-obsessed Elena (Reese Witherspoon) is disrupted when free-spirited artist Mia Warren (Kerry Washington) moves to town. In today's special edition of GLAMOUR UNFILTERED, to coincide with the release of Little Fires Everywhere on Amazon Prime Video, Reese and Kerry join GLAMOUR's Josh Smith to talk about the societal pressures to be a good mother, how far they feel gender and race equality has come since the late '90s, and the little fires in their own lives that became big, empowering blazes… It's such a rich piece of material, the book, Little Fires Everywhere, and it talks about motherhood in so many different ways and shows there are so many different types of mothering. You are so right we never talk about the idea of 'working dads.' With Little Fires Everywhere set in 1997, as you revisited that time, how far do you think we have come in terms of equality and how much further do you think we still need to go? With its television adaption having already made waves in the States after it was released on Hulu earlier this year, Little Fires Everywhere is finally making its way to the UK – with its all-star cast likely to draw a wide audience.
Reese attends the 74th Annual Academy Awards with her then husband Ryan Phillippe wearing a black lace beaded gown in Hollywood, CA, USA Getty Images 7/40 September 5, 2004 Reese Witherspoon attends the 2009 Vanity Fair Oscar Party wearing a Rodarte blue and black gown with embellished bodice in West Hollywood, CA, USA Getty Images 14/40 February 27, 2011 Reese Witherspoon poses on the red carpet wearing a floral Jason wu frock with bubble help for he Water for Elephants premiere in New York, NY, USA Getty Images 16/40 April 28, 2011 Reese Witherspoon poses on arrival for the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards wearing a silver Calvin Klein gown in Beverly Hills, CA, USA Getty Images 27/40 January 25, 2015 Reese wears a one shoulder white Giorgio Armani gown for the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, CA, USA Getty Images 28/40 February 22, 2015 Reese wears a fitted off-the-shoulder Tom Ford gown for the Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, CA, USA Getty Images 29/40 April 15, 2016 Reese attends the 29th American Cinematheque Award honoring her wearing a Dolce & Gabbana off the shoulder black fitted gown in Los Angeles, CA, USA Getty Images 33/40 January 8, 2017 Reese Witherspoon arrives for the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Collection Gala wearing a green strapless Brandon Maxwell gown in New York, NY, USA Getty Images for Tiffany & Co. 35/40 May 1, 2017 Reese Witherspoon arrives for the American Film Institute's 45th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to Diane Keaton wearing a preppy Miu Miu little black dress with contrasting collar and cuffs in Hollywood, CA, USA Getty Images 37/40 September 17, 2017 Reese wears an emerald off the shoulder Zac Posen gown for the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, CA, USA Getty Images 39/40 February 26, 2018 Reese Witherspoon attends the premiere of A Wrinkle in Time wearing a sparkling ruby Michael Kors gown in Los Angeles, CA, USA Getty Images 40/40 August 6, 2018 It is in this hyper-controlled, picture perfect world we find the wealthy and powerful Richardson family: the self-righteous and uptight mother Elena (Reese Witherspoon) and her four children, three of whom fit into her idea of how things should be. Reese Witherspoon stars in Amazon Prime Video drama Little Fires Everywhere (Erin Simkin/Hulu/PA)