REESE THOUGHT GAY JUST MEANT HAPPY!

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Big Lit­tle Lies in­deed. Naïve REESE WITHER­SPOON ad­mits she was clue­less ho­mo­sex­u­al­ity ex­isted un­til she landed in Hol­ly­wood!

“No one spoke to me about sex­u­al­ity when I was a teenager,” ex­plains the 44-yearold south­ern belle raised in Nashville, Tenn. “I didn’t un­der­stand what ho­mo­sex­u­al­ity was. My grand­par­ents didn’t ex­plain it; my par­ents didn’t ex­plain it,” she says. “I had to learn [about it] from some­body I met on an au­di­tion in Los An­ge­les.” Back home, granny dis­missed Reese’s rev­e­la­tion, say­ing: “‘Ho­mo­sex­u­al­ity is very rare, Reese. That’s not a thing that hap­pens very of­ten.’” The old chat crept back decades later, pop­ping up in a scene of Reese’s new Hulu se­ries, Lit­tle Fires Ev­ery­where. In it, she plays a mom strug­gling to ac­cept her daugh­ter’s at­trac­tion to the same sex.

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