Reese Witherspoon Recollects Parking Denzel Washington’s Porsche Whereas Interning on Film Set as a Teen: “I Stripped All of the Gears”

Reese Witherspoon is sharing some memorable interactions with Robert De Niro and Denzel Washington from when she first began within the leisure business.

Whereas on Jimmy Kimmel Stay on Thursday, the Your Place or Mine star detailed that considered one of her first auditions was with De Niro and Martin Scorsese for the 1991 movie Cape Worry. “I received so scared once I walked within the room. I didn’t know who Robert De Niro was, so I used to be standing outdoors and I used to be speaking the receptionist and he or she was like, ‘You realize, he’s an important actor of our time.’” Witherspoon recalled. “I used to be 14. … I by no means seen Good Fellas, like I’ve by no means seen The Godfather, so it completely received on my nerves.”

The Legally Blonde actress mentioned when she went into the audition room, she couldn’t say considered one of her phrases and that De Niro needed to say it for her. She laughed whereas noting that she didn’t get the position.

“He needed to end the traces for me, after which I auditioned for him 10 years later,” she mentioned. “I believed he was by no means going to do not forget that I had bricked that audition, and he was like, ‘I bear in mind you.’ I used to be like, ‘Me?’ He’s like, ‘Oh yeah, you’re the one who couldn’t say the phrase.’”

A couple of years later, Witherspoon continued, she interned for the film Satan in a Blue Gown, starring Washington, to study the opposite sides of the enterprise. A few of her job necessities included answering cellphone calls and parking the actor’s Porsche when he got here in, “which isn’t a good suggestion for a 17-year-old child with a model new driver’s license. … Oh my God, I stripped all of the gears.”

The Massive Little Lies actress mentioned that years later, they noticed one another at a marriage and Washington mentioned he heard she had instructed the Porsche story. He then revealed to Witherspoon that whereas she was filming Water for Elephants, the actor’s daughter was the crewmember taking her costumes out and in of her trailer. “I used to be like, ‘That’s superb,’” she added. “So there was like this full-circle [moment].”