Reese Witherspoon Offers to Produce Amy Schumer's Biopic, Jokes She'll Probably Have to Play the Grandmother

Oh, Hollywood.

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Reese Witherspoon brought out the big guns at Glamour's Women of the Year Awards, tackling sexism and ageism in Hollywood—and boy, did she nail it. 

"I hope, Amy Schumer—and all the other incredible nominees—that you'll give me the rights to your biopic first," Witherspoon said, according to People. "Although, Amy, I'm five years older than you, so I'll probably have to play your grandmother in the movie, by Hollywood standards, and you'll probably have to play your own mother."

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Speaking to her production company, Pacific Standard, and the projects she decides to take on, Witherspoon scoffed at those who claimed she was making too many female-centric movies. (Including blockbusters like Gone Girl and Wild.)

"Films with women at the center are not a public service project. They are a big-time, bottom line-enhancing, money-making commodity," she said.

"Ladies and gentlemen, I think we are in a cultural crisis in every field, in every industry. Women are underrepresented and underpaid in leadership positions," Witherspoon continued. "No wonder we don't have the healthcare we deserve or paid family leave or public access to early childhood education. And that really worries me. How can we expect legislation with our rights and needs being preserved if we don't have equal representation?"

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To that we say—is Reese Witherspoon really Elle Woods in disguise? We wouldn't be surprised.

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