Reese Witherspoon inspired by Tina Fey

Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon credits the work of Tina Fey as one of her biggest inspirations.

Reese Witherspoon inspired by Tina Fey

Los Angeles: Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon credits the work of Tina Fey as one of her biggest inspirations.

Witherspoon, 38, praised Fey's 2011 memoir 'Bossypants' for helping her to deal with other women in the entertainment industry, reports suggest.

"One of the biggest inspirations for me was reading Tina Fey's book. It was a very?she said, you know, if I can help one other woman create something in Hollywood, I've done my job.

"And I hope to have that same goal, you know, just to create opportunities for other women to tell their stories, because women aren't just girlfriends and wives, you know, in movies, to big leading men. Those are great roles, but I feel like women are much more complex than that. And I'm excited to be able to help them get their stories to the screen," she said.

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