Reese Witherspoon Once Had Political Ambitions to Be Elected into Office

Chelsey Sanchez
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Photo credit: Frederick M. Brown - Getty Images
Photo credit: Frederick M. Brown - Getty Images

From Town & Country

  • Posting on Instagram yesterday, Reese Witherspoon revealed that she had political ambitions as a child to be the first woman president.

  • The actress also threw her support behind the Democratic presidential ticket, on which former vice president Joe Biden and California senator Kamala Harris are running together.

Reese Witherspoon didn't always dream of the silver screen. Before becoming the Academy Award–winning actress we all know today, she had a completely different kind of aspiration.

The Morning Show actress posted a photo of herself as a child on Instagram yesterday and revealed that she used to have her eyes set on becoming, not just a politician, but the first woman president of the United States.

"I woke up this morning thinking about a moment from my childhood," she wrote in the caption. "In the 3rd grade our teacher asked us what we wanted to be when we grew up, I raised my hand and said, 'I want to be the first female President of the United States of America.' Some of the kids laughed, but my teacher looked me in the eye and said, 'I will be the first person to vote for you, Reese.'"

Witherspoon then expressed her support for California senator Kamala Harris, who is now on the Democratic presidential ticket as the vice presidential nominee. If elected, Harris will be the first woman and woman of color to achieve the position.

"My thoughts today are with woman in our country, especially the young Black and Brown girls of our nation," Witherspoon wrote. "Who have watched their mothers hold up their families, their communities, their cities, their states. Now you know that YOU too can work hard, dedicate your life to service and show up every day to help others, and YOU can RISE to become a Vice Presidential nominee in the United States of America. Today is a truly historic day! 🇺🇸#KamalaHarris #WeHaveHerBack"

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