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Reese Witherspoon on being a dork.

Not that Ava will become a mini-Elle Woods anytime soon. "Ryan and I don't give our kids [son Deacon is nearly two] credit cards or fancy clothes and we don't plan on it anytime soon," she says. "In fact, we were discussing how hard it's going to be for our children to be living such a nice life and then have to live in an apartment and drive a crappy car. It's going to be a real bummer."

It's Witherspoon's down-to-earth attitude that makes her one of the least scandalous stars and also, ironically, one of the most pursued by the media. "I don't know why everyone finds my life so fascinating. I'm just kind of a dork," she says. Among her favorite nonglam activities is watching "Lost," "American Idol" and Goldie Hawn movies. "I love 'Overboard.' It's my favorite movie, and the second I'm not feeling well, Ryan brings it in. I just love Goldie Hawn. She's perfect."

Having tackled the funny blonde genre herself, Witherspoon says she'd like to try an action flick, a suspense thriller, a suffragette drama or something with a nod to her Southern roots. "I was just contemplating why on earth I haven't done Tennessee Williams yet. It's just a travesty, really a misstep on my part. I've decided we need to get into this tomorrow morning!"
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