Reese Witherspooon was honored for her enduring Hollywood success at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, and the elegant actress took the opportunity to send a message to her female fans — and colleagues.
“I get it, girls, that it’s cool to be a bad girl,” Witherspoon, 35, told the crowd as she accepted the MTV Generation Award in Los Angeles on Sunday. “But it is possible to make it in Hollywood without doing a reality show. When I came up in this business, if you made a sex tape, you were embarrassed and you hid it under your bed.”
But Witherspoon didn’t stop there.
“And if you took naked pictures of yourself on your cell phone, you hide your face, people!” Witherspoon continued, with the reference coming on the heels of the recently released nude photos allegedly taken by “Gossip Girl” star Blake Lively, who has denied the authenticity of the photos. “Hide your face!”
The actress then offered a message — and a plea — to the “good” girls.
“So, for all the girls out there, it’s totally possible to be a good girl,” the “Water for Elephants” star added. “I’m going to try to make it cool.”
Witherspoon’s positive message struck a chord with another beautiful blond actress, Julianne Hough.
“LOVE Reese Witherspoon!!!!!” Hough tweeted on Sunday evening following Reese’s speech. “Good Girls do exist and CAN make it in “Hollywood”! :) Thx for being a great idol! And one of mine! :)”