Witherspoon 'supportive' of kids' acting ambitions

Reese Witherspoon would support her children if they ever wanted to pursue an acting career - because she found her parents' own blessing invaluable.

Reese Witherspoon would support her children if they ever wanted to pursue an acting career - because she found her parents' own blessing invaluable.

The blonde beauty always dreamed of becoming a star - and although her parents were baffled by her career choice, they offered their wholehearted support.

In an interview with Hello! magazine, Witherspoon admits if her two children with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe wanted to go into acting she'd embrace the idea, insisting: "I'd be supportive."

She added: "I wanted to be an actor when I was seven years old. And my parents were both physicians, so they thought it was a very strange choice for a little girl in Tennessee, but they were always really cool about it.

"I always appreciated that because you don't want to feel restricted or like your dreams are stupid."

Witherspoon and Phillippe share daughter Ava, eight, and son Deacon, four,

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