Reese Witherspoon's latest, "This Means War," hits DVD and Blu-ray today, and there's a lot to love about the action-packed rom-com. Chris Pine and Tom Hardy impress with their gun-wielding and butt-kicking, while Reese is up to her America's Sweetheart tricks once again—this time with a sassy edge. If there's one date night DVD to check out ASAP, it's this one.
We're celebrating the release of "This Means War" with an EXCLUSIVE special feature from the Blu-ray combo pack—a scene that didn't make the final version of the film. (There are minor spoilers ahead if you haven't seen the movie.)
Reese Witherspoon is a busy lady, what with her upcoming romantic comedy "This Means War" to promote and a slew of projects on her plate, but the actress was kind enough to take some time out of her jam-packed schedule to sit down with us for MTV First: This Means War, to debut an exclusive clip and chat about her comely co-stars, dole out her own romance tips and give her blessing to a Justin Bieber-starring "Fear" remake. But as much as we enjoyed our entire conversation with Reese, there were a few moments that we must classify as our favorites, and for your viewing pleasure we've compiled them into one handy two-minute clip.
Now, I don't want to spoil the fun, so I'll leave you to click through and enjoy. But I will point out one personal favorite: the moment when we wheel out vintage footage of our first interview with Reese way back in 1991. The soundbite in question finds Reese reminiscing about her first love at the age of 12 and her present-day reactions is just priceless: "Please don't show that to my daughter! Hold on, I might have to lay down on the floor for a minute."
If you've noticed a recurring theme in actress Reese Witherspoon's recent film roles, you're not alone. During last night's MTV First: This Means War, featuring a 30-minute interview with the starlet, host Josh Horowitz addressed the important issue—namely that Reese's last three movies ("How Do You Know," "Water for Elephants" and "This Means War") feature the 35-year-old toying with two men's emotions.
What did the actress have to say for herself? "This is my love triangle period," she joked. Okay, okay, we can dig it, but have you ever engaged in tumultuous trio in real life?
Whether you're a single lady without a ring on it, or you have a smokin' sweetie on speed dial, you'll probably want to make plans with Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine and Tom Hardy for Valentine's Day. That's when their McG-directed spy romance, "This Means War," hits theaters. And in anticipation of the flick, we've secured an EXCLUSIVE clip and a sit-down with the lovely Reese Witherspoon. It's a little something we like to call MTV First: This Means War. And you're in the right place for this pretty present.
For the next 30 minutes (starting at 7:56 p.m. ET), we'll be talking with the actress not only about the upcoming rom-com, but about her first crush, how she really feels about "Water for Elephants" co-star Robert Pattinson and much, much more.
So stay where you are, press play and enjoy. Because if you don't, well, it could mean war.
You've already heard actress Reese Witherspoon heap praise upon "Water for Elephants" co-star Robert Pattinson, so it seems only fitting she move on to another squee-inducing celebrity: Justin Bieber.
During tonight's MTV First: This Means War (airing on MTV at 7:56 p.m. ET followed by a 30-minute interview on MTV.com), the topic of the "Baby" singer's rumored "Fear" remake came up, and as far as we can tell, Reese has no trepidations about the Biebs tackling her 1997 drama.
Come Valentine's Day, we'll find out once and for all whether that old maxim, "All's fair in love and war," is really true when the romance intrigue "This Means War" hits theaters. Starring Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hardy and Chris Pine, the film follows a pair of friends/spies who fall for the same woman, eventually unloading their espionage arsenals to win her affections (and undo the others' efforts).
Days before the film hits theaters, we'll air an exclusive clip and 30-minute sit-down with star Reese Witherspoon during our MTV First: This Means War! And we'll be touching on all the important stuff...like what it's like working with "Water for Elephants" co-star Robert Pattinson. Here's a tiny taste to tide you over:
"I would say [he is] the hardest-working person I've ever worked with, honestly," she said. "[He's] professional, hard-working, so appreciative, more grateful than I've ever seen anyone for where he is in life."
Before she faced a formidable "Fear," or dyed her hair "Legally Blonde," or learned to "Walk the Line," starlet Reese Witherspoon was just a Southern teen cutting her acting teeth on her first film role: the 1991 romantic drama "The Man in the Moon." And in anticipation of our upcoming MTV First: This Means War (airing Tuesday at 7:56 p.m. ET on MTV), we took a trip to the MTV vault to unearth this long-lost clip of Reese talking about that early role—all the way back in 1991. (So, like, before some of you were even born!)
With a now almost-non-existent twang and a self-assuredness rare for most teens, the 15-year-old dished about why she got into acting. "I just thought, I always wanted to do something really outgoing 'cause when I was little I was really kind of quiet, but you know, I'd always be really creative at home and stuff, and finally I started, you know, speaking out and doing little things to impress everybody," she recalled.
Nothing gets us psyched for Valentine's Day like a love triangle with extremely sharp points—which means that excitement is running high for the moment we get to watch Chris Pine and Tom Hardy compete for the attentions of Reese Witherspoon in "This Means War." Because nothing says "Romance!" like machine guns, tranquilizer darts and a pair of CIA BFFs going all-out in their attempts to woo the same girl. (And all so unnecessary! Haven't these dudes ever heard of a menage a trois?)
But while February 14 will be a great day to catch this film in theaters, January 31 is your first chance to get an exclusive look at a new clip from the film, and then watch as Reese Witherspoon sticks around to answer all your burning questions about "This Means War"! (Questions like... well okay, seriously, haven't these dudes ever heard of a menage a trois?!) MTV First: This Means War will be on the air at 7:56 p.m. on January 31, with Reese's 30-minute interview immediately following on MTV.com. And if there's something you're dying to know about the actress, the actors or how the heck you'd classify "This Means War" ("Exploso-bro-romance"? "Romaction comedy"?), make sure to submit your question anytime between now and then—either on MTV.com, or via Twitter: @MTVNews, hashtag #MTVFirst.
As far as Robert Pattinson is concerned, we know very well that he's wonderful, talented and charming. And not that we get tired of mentioning it, frequently, but it's nice when other not-as-rabid fans go out of their way to say nice things about our Rob.
Case in point, the cast and crew of "Water For Elephants," which arrives on DVD today. We got our hot little hands on an EXCLUSIVE behind-the-scenes featurette from the weepy, 1920s circus romance in which Rob's co-star and director speak to the heartthrob's serious talent.
Director Francis Lawrence admitted that finding an actor in his early 20s to play Jacob was a tough one.
"It was really tricky because a lot of the guys that are that age still really felt like boys to me," Francis explained. "When I met Rob I really had only known him from 'Twilight,' and I didn't know what to expect."
I'd wager many a girl wouldn't mind two guys fighting over her. But when the gentlemen in question are CIA agents played by Chris Pine and Tom Hardy, well, that could get a little dangerous. In the new trailer for "This Means War," Captain Kirk and Bane duke it out over Reese Witherspoon's character, who's been dating both of them at the same time. The co-workers decide to play it cool and see who Reese's character ends up choosing, but that wouldn't make a very good movie, would it? Things really start to get interesting when the competition heats up and the agents start sabotaging each other.
Chris and Tom pull out all the stops to make sure the other's dates with Reese go horribly, horribly wrong. You haven't had a bad date until you're thisclose to sealing the deal only to catch a tranquilizer dart in the neck. But then again, you've probably never had your rival hack the sprinkler system to go off at just the wrong moment.