A newly married Reese Witherspoon made her debut as Mrs. Jim Toth at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas yesterday and the fresh-faced bride looked truly radiant. She had some serious arm candy too, in the shape of her “Water for Elephants” co-star, Robert Pattinson.
Wearing a very sexy and ultra-flattering black lace Marchesa mini-dress, Witherspoon (35) was on stage with Robert Pattinson (24) to present the female vocalist award to Rihanna at the prestigious Academy of Country Music Awards.
The audience were treated to quite a show of their interpersonal chemistry too, as the pair joked around on the podium. Asked by Witherspoon what was his favorite part of Tennessee shoot of “Water for Elephants”, Robert Pattinson quipped,
“I like drinking a lot of moonshine.”
The award-giving is all part of the publicity for their upcoming movie, to be released next month. Earlier in the day, Robert and Reese were in Santa Monica, California for a press conference for the period drama, which covers their growing romance when Pattinson joins a traveling circus.
Their attitude to each other was anything but romantic, though. Witherspoon joked about the kissing scenes with Pattinson.
“What’s it like to kiss a tall guy? I don’t know. In the movies they put you on a box and then you kiss the tall guy!”
She also talked about how revealing the role had been for her.
The Oscar winner said, “I sort of made it a conscious effort not to end up in a bathing suit in a movie, and here I was wearing a leotard for the majority of it!”
No-one will mind that, given the body that Reese is sporting, but she admits that the movie is “from a different time when women loved their curves and enjoyed being voluptuous, so all the costumes I think are flattering for women in the film.” It’s about time that happened!
Witherspoon also revealed her happiness with married life. We covered her marriage to Jim Toth last weekend.
“It’s good. Now I’m working. How did that happen?”
Because she’s good at what she does? And now Witherspoon and Pattinson are showing that certain other awards ceremony presenters could learn a lot from their chemistry and professionalism.