Reese Witherspoon is embracing getting older and admits she loves her wrinkles

Actress Reese Witherspoon says she loves her lines – not just the ones she has to learn.

The star, back in a second series of Big Little Lies tomorrow, was in an editing room when she saw wrinkles on her face.

But instead of being upset, the mum of three, aged 43, embraced the change. She said: “I said to myself, ‘I like them, I got them one by one. I worked hard to get these wrinkles!’”

Reese, best known as student Elle in 2001’s Legally Blonde, is equally positive about getting older.

Reese Witherspoon with her lookalike daughter Ava Phillippe
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Reese was instrumental in getting Big Little Lies made after developing the idea from a novel by Liane Moriarty
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She said: “My best years are still ahead of me.

“When you hit 40, you have a much clearer idea of who you are and you know what you want in a relationship and you’re much bolder and less afraid.”

Reese, frustrated by a lack of complex female roles, was instrumental in getting Big Little Lies made after developing the idea from a novel by Liane Moriarty.

The show centres around five women, played by Reese, Nicole Kidman, 51, Shailene Woodley, 27, Laura Dern, 52, and Zoë Kravitz, 30. Meryl Streep, 69, joins for the second series.

The actress first rose to fame as Elle Woods in movie Legally Blonde
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She said: “When I think about what women have to contribute to film, it’s just infinite, and it’s beginning to open up.

“It’s really beautiful, I’m very proud of having been able to bring together so many extraordinarily gifted women.”

Reese has children Ava, 19, and Deacon, 15, with first husband, actor Ryan Philippe and son Tennessee, aged six, with her agent husband Jim Toth.

Reese says she’s worked hard to get her wrinkles
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And being a mum helped her relate to the women in Big Little Lies.

She said: “I was a divorced woman, I had been a single mother, a married mother, and I had another child in a ­second marriage.”

Reese credits her mum Betty and her husband for giving her the confidence to set up her own film production firm.

She said: “She always told me that if you’re not happy with things then you need to stop complaining and do ­something about it.”

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