Well, ya'll, the video is in, so America's not-so-sweetheart just can't "aw shucks" her way outta this one.
Pop open a cold brew — it is Friday — and watch as Reese Witherspoon accosts a Georgia police officer for arresting her hubby Jim Toth for DUI and finds herself stuffed into the back of the copper's car thanks to her surprisingly nasty mouth. Elle Woods might call this drunk girl a "frigid b***h."
This just happened in Atlanta two weeks ago, but, eerily enough, it also kinda happened over a decade ago when Reese Witherspoon's "Sweet Home Alabama" character Melanie Smooter got drunk at a Southern bar and started sassing everyone and reminding them of her status among real city folk.
Shall we compare the quotage here?
Real talk: "Do you know my name, sir? You don't need to know my name? Oh, really? Okay, you're about to find out who I am."
Movie talk: "I mean, how do you people live like this anyway? Did you know that there's a great big old world out there that has absolutely nothing with chitlins or children or beer?"
The attitude is identical, no?
Another couple of her real-life gems include "I'm obstructing your justice. Really? I'm being anti-American?" and "I am a U.S. citizen, and I am allowed to stand on American ground and ask any question I want to ask. You better not arrest me!"
Oh Reese. Elle Woods would totally object to this behavior. Maybe you should go for a run. After all, exercise gives you endorphins, and endorphins make people happy! Happy people just don't get arrested for sassing police officers.
That's how the line goes, right?