Reese Witherspoon on her visit to the White House with Paul Rudd: 'It was INSANE.'

how-do-you-knowImage Credit: David James; Michael Kovac/Getty ImagesBeing a movie star can get you access to some pretty exclusive places. While shooting her upcoming romantic comedy How Do You Know in Washington D.C., Reese Witherspoon and her co-star Paul Rudd managed to score a special private tour of the White House. As the actress tells EW in this week’s cover story, what happened next was “totally surreal”: “While we were getting a tour, we got a message from the Oval Office that Obama wanted to say hi to us,” Witherspoon remembers. “We went to the Oval Office, and there was Hillary Clinton having a meeting with Joe Biden. It was insane. Then Obama came out and he turned to Paul and said, ‘I loved you in I Love You, Man.’ I grabbed Paul and I was like, ‘Are you freaking out right now?’ He’s like, ‘I’m freaking out!’ We were so tongue-tied it was ridiculous. Obama was like, ‘What are you guys doing in town?’ I started talking about the movie and I was like, ‘We’re doing a movie and…uh, I’m playing a character, who, uh…I’m working with Owen, uh…Owen…’ I could not remember Owen’s last name. And Paul goes, ‘Wilson!’ Like it was a party game.”

For the full interview with Reese Witherspoon, check out the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, on stands today.

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  • Chris

    She’s so cute. I’d be tongue tied too. That’s a lot of power in one room.

    • harry

      damn skippy!!!

  • Irish

    I think that would be me too, if the President said he wanted to say hello to me. Whether you liked who ever was in office at the time or not. You know you’re going to be a bit star struck.

  • keith

    So did she go up him and say “nice to meet you Obama”?

  • Mr. Holloway

    Who knew President Obama liked to “Slappa da bass!”

  • Real Critic

    i just puked in my mouth a little bit. another idiotic celebrity going nuts over the idiotic obama. reese, get some smarts

    • curly951

      What a stupid comment. I guess if it were two years ago and Reese said they same thing about meeting Bush you’d think it was great. Regardless of one’s political views, any American citizen, celebrity or not, should be thrilled to meet the President

      • Chris

        I agree. I was no fan of Bush but I would be at a loss for words if I ever met him.

    • keith

      Awww, that’s too bad. I’d be honored to meet any of the men who have held that office.

    • SunnyDee

      No, what’s stupid is your comment. But one good thing is you’ll probably never get a chance to meet a classy person like President Obama. You could learn a thing or two from him on how to have class even with those you don’t agree with.

  • Big D

    Reese Witherspoon is adorable + sexy!!

  • Chandler02

    That is a cute story!

  • Kim

    it’s all an act. the nazi supporter is saying this to trick you all. i bet she spoke with obama to make sure they get rid of all the jews. also she wants paul rudd to be deported.

    • Camille

      President Obama’s 2 Chief of Staff are Rahm and Axelrod…Jewish. President Obama’s biological Father third wife after President Obama’s Mom was married to a Jewish woman, Ruth Nidesandan. So what the heck are you talking about?

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