Both Reese witherspoon other Britney Spears They were already big names in the entertainment industry in their teens, but they had quite different experiences with fame at that age. Here’s why the actress thinks the media was so harsh when it came to Britney, but not herself.
The two stars achieved fame at the same time despite the fact that they did so in different fields, the parallels being undeniable.
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But when it comes to their youth, the media treated them very differently.
While the press would portray Reese as a ‘good girl’, the queen of pop was dubbed ‘bad’ along with other big names like Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan.
Now, during a new interview for Time magazine, the actress shared why, in her opinion.
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‘What if the media had decided that I was something else? I would be in a totally different position. I mean it’s my decisions or the career choices I made, but it felt really arbitrary. And a little sh * t, she said about how the media treated her rather than how they portrayed Britney.
She also mentioned at some point during the interview that while Britney was the one who received endless negative media coverage and harassment from the paparazzi, the photographers did not forgive Reese either.
The actress still remembers being followed “to church, to school, to soccer practice” while she was with her children.
Not only that, but he remembered an RV parking lot in front of his house for days, hoping to get some exclusive photos on the property.
“My kids will tell you stories about when they were in preschool and people got on the roofs of our cars,” she said of all the attention she received after parting ways with Ryan.
But Reese considers herself lucky that yelling at intrusive paparazzi has never ruined her reputation the way other celebrities have.