On Monday, Reese Witherspoon made an appearance on Today With Hoda & Jenna and was asked about the ‘awkward’ red carpet photos she took with Ashton Kutcher over the weekend at the premiere of their new movie Your Place or Mine – which is scheduled to be released on Netflix on February 10th.
Witherspoon and Kutcher posed for several photos, but fans couldn’t help but notice how they kept their distance from one another. In one photo, Kutcher had his arms in his pockets, and Witherspoon had hers by her side. Normally, co-stars aren’t shy about hugging it out and putting their arms around one another.
And, while fans were quick to point it out, they weren’t the only ones who found it awkward. “[Mila] even emailed us last night. She goes, ‘You guys look so awkward on the red carpet together,’” Witherspoon said on Monday – speaking about Mila Kunis, who has been married to Kutcher for the past seven years.
Luckily, Reese Witherspoon knew the playful jab from Kunis was nothing more than friendly banter. “I’m better friends with Mila because I had known her for a very long time. It was just fun to get to know her significant other because I’ve loved her for so long,” she explained to Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush.
She went on to talk about how wonderful it was working with Kutcher, adding he was very professional, very funny, and ‘such a goofball’ on the set of their upcoming film – where they play each other’s love interests. She would even send pictures of Kutcher to Kunis, often making fun of his outfit choices.
Witherspoon wasn’t the only one to comment on the awkward photos. Also, on Monday, Ashton Kutcher made a podcast appearance and explained the reasoning behind the awkward photos. “Here’s the thing: If I put my arm around her and was, like, all friendly with her, I’d be having an affair with her,” he said.
Unfortunately, it was a lose-lose situation for Kutcher – who would’ve been criticized no matter what he did. “If I stand next to her and I put my hands in my pockets, so there’s no chance that, like, that could be the rumor, the rumor is we don’t like each other,” he further explained. At least everyone is laughing it off.
Reese Witherspoon is Excited for the Upcoming Premiere
In her Monday interview, Reese Witherspoon explained how excited she is to make her Netflix debut on February 10th and can’t wait for fans to see her do what she does best. She felt now was the right time to get into the Netflix game because that’s where a majority of her fans watch their favorite shows/movies.
“I try to watch what audiences are doing, and moms who have two kids or they have older parents that they’re taking care of, that’s my audience. I want to go to where they are. I don’t want to have to expect them to come to me,” she said – a thoughtful approach to maintaining a close relationship with her fans.
As for what those fans can expect in the upcoming movie, she says it’s a film about ‘second chances, hope, and optimism’ to all the single mothers out there looking to get back into the dating game. And, while both Kutcher and Witherspoon are parents, neither of them are single and are both happily married.
Ashton Kutcher started dating Mila Kunis in 2012 and tied the knot in July 2015 – they share a daughter (born 2014) and son (born 2016). Reese Witherspoon started dating Jim Toth in 2010 and tied the knot in March 2011 – they share one child together (born 2012), but she also has two other kids from a previous marriage.
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