Reese Witherspoon Dishes on Her 'Mindy Project' Cameo

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon opened up about the new phase of her acting career and about seeing her daughter, Ava, reach a new milestone. The actress seemed more than a little nostalgic, as she spoke about planning Ava's 18th birthday, even though her own career continues to flourish with exciting new roles in front of and behind the camera.
Reese Witherspoon Guests on The Mindy Project
Ms. Witherspoon was attending the Los Angeles premiere of her new film, Home Again, when she came clean about her newest television appearance. While she played several roles on Big Little Lies, as an actress and a producer, Reese's newest television event is a bit smaller. It's just a cameo role on The Mindy Project, but, as the actress shared, it was something she was very excited to do.
"I did a little cameo on Mindy, we'll see what happens. It was really fun," Witherspoon said. "Mindy's a great dear friend of mine for many years, so I was happy to be there in her last season."
Witherspoon was asked about the cameo, because Mindy Kaling spilled the news herself, earlier in the week. The Mindy Project star shared a photo of Witherspoon on the show's set with her Instagram followers. The split screen photo showed Reese and Mindy taking turns hanging out in a cave, as a part of the episode. Kaling captioned the photo by teasing the idea that Witherspoon is the only woman with whom she could share a cave.
Reese Looks Forward to Daughter Ava Phillippe's 18th Birthday
The actress didn't show up for the Home Again premiere alone. She was joined by daughter Ava Phillippe, who has been the subject of public fascination for her extreme resemblance to Reese. The two are often called twins, even though Ava is only 17 years old, soon to be 18. In fact, that impending birthday was brought to Reese's attention and the actress admitted that she was still in denial.
"I alternate between crying and feeling really proud of the woman she's become," Ms. Witherspoon said. "She's my best friend and we do everything together, it's going to be hard for her to leave! But I have another year!"
Reese commented that she feels as though she and Ava have "grown up" together, learning about each other through the years. Again, Ms. Witherspoon gushes over the great job Ava Phillippe has done in maturing as a young woman. The actress says she's proud of the person her daughter has become.