Starring in Your Place or Mine appears to have actually brought Ashton Kutcher and Reese Witherspoon back to their school days as the movie’s director Aline Brosh McKenna offered the set some research prior to recording. The writer-director has actually provided the 2 stars books to check out to assist them get ready for their functions.
McKenna just recently took a seat for an interview with Entertainment Weekly, and she exposed that Ashton Kutcher and Reese Witherspoon required to check out lots of books that would show the perspective of the movie’s characters. She stated, “I gave Ashton books that I thought Peter would have and would have read and have a point of view on.”
She continued, “With Reese, I gave her a bunch of books that I felt like Debbie had collected over the years — some first editions, some beat-up paperbacks. One of them had an inscription to someone named Peter, so I decided that was Peter’s book that she had kept when he moved.”
Ashton Kutcher and Reese Witherspoon Had Totally Different Reactions to the Director’s Assignments
Ashton Kutcher is a self-confessed design trainee and more exposed that he was never ever into checking out fiction books, so he took this chance to attempt reading them. He stated, “I’m not a very big fiction reader, I don’t read a lot of fiction. And Aline is like, ‘Yeah, but this character’s a novelist, so he’s going to be very well-read in fiction.’ So, I ended up diving in. Aline sent me 10 books prior to the film. She’s like, ‘You need to read all of these.’ And every one of the books had notecards in them about what Peter got from this book, specifically, what he got as a writer from this book.”
The star liked the director’s project and eventually discovered his preferred book. He stated, “[My favorite was] When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi…. That book was devastatingly wonderful. High Fidelity was very good. I read all of them. I read all 10 books. I actually fell in love with reading fiction again from this experience. That was fun and refreshing.”
While Kutcher took the project as a chance, Reese Witherspoon didn’t like the concept. The starlet responded in a different way to the project and stated, “Aline also sent me 25 books and I did not read any of them. I called her, and I said, ‘I have three children. I’m running a company, and I have a full-time other job. I’m not reading these books. But they would look really good on the set.’ And they did.”