Ashton Kutcher And Reese Witherspoon Have Been Awkwardly Posing Together At Red Carpet Events For Their New Rom-Com
Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher are out there promoting their new Netflix rom-com, Your Place, Or Mine (sans question mark). They play longtime bicoastal best friends who swap houses and “discover what they think they want might not be what they really need” (translation: they fall in love). Based on the trailer, it looks like the lead characters spend most of this movie 3000 miles apart, a la Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks in Sleepless in Seattle. This means Reese and Ashton only filmed a handful of scenes together. And that might explain why the actors recently went viral for their awkward posing at the movie’s red carpet events. Based on these photos, Reese and Ashton’s real-life chemistry is firmly on the charts.
BuzzFeed describes 46-year-old Reese and 44-year-old Ashton as “visibly uncomfortable” while posing for pics at the Your Place, Or Mine premiere. And people on Twitter are unfavorably comparing their awkwardness to Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain’s over-the-top “we’re dying to fuck each other” red carpet chemistry while promoting Scenes From A Marriage in 2021:
they look like they’ve never seen each other before let alone done a film together
— ً (@wrathsemilia) February 4, 2023
Yes, in these pics, Reese and Ashton are giving us Avril Lavigne at a meet-and-greet. But some people defended the pair and posted other chiller pictures:
Kinda feel bad for circulating photos of Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher standing like this 🧍♀️🧍♂️ at the Your Place or Mine premiere when there’s also this. pic.twitter.com/CuVHJZi1tz
— Mike (@michaelcollado) February 4, 2023
I know people are making fun of Reese Witherspoon and Ashton Kutcher for just standing next to each other and not having any chemistry in those same 2 or 3 pictures circulating but there are also pictures that exist from that exact same event that are actually pretty cute imo lol pic.twitter.com/PoxbHo8Fco
— Liv (@stevenrogered) February 4, 2023
Reese and Ashton are also trying to convince us they love each other. Ashton said he’s been wanting to work with Reese for years, and Reese insisted they worked on their chemistry for a month before shooting the movie:
Reese Witherspoon says she and Ashton Kutcher talked every day before filming #YourPlaceorMine to work on their chemistry and by the time she got to set, he knew her dogs' and children's names pic.twitter.com/blDNQdsHMn
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 5, 2023
Unfortunately, learning the names of Reese’s dogs doesn’t guarantee scintillating onscreen chemistry. Or maybe it did for the movie, but the moment Reese heard about Ashton telling Esquire he hoped Danny Masterson was “found innocent” on those rape charges, she decided her co-star deserved the Vince Vaughn-in-Four Christmases treatment.
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