Reese Witherspoon debuts baby bump at Cannes film festival
Reese Witherspoon showed off her growing baby bump at the premiere of "Mud" at the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival on Saturday, May 26.
The actress, who has a supporting role in the film, donned a custom-made navy silk chiffon Atelier Versace gown covered in Swarovski crystals with a cut-out back. She completed her look with silver Versace shoes.
At a photo call earlier in the day, the 36-year-old actress wore a black long sleeve fitted cocktail dress with a draping gathered in the front. She accessorized her look with a pair of black Versace sunglasses and pink peep-toe heels.
Witherspoon and her husband Jim Toth arrived at the festival on May 24. The actress is expecting her third child, her first with Toth, who she married on March 27, 2011. She is believed to be about five months pregnant, but made no official announcement.
In "Mud," Matthew McConaughey portrays an escaped fugitive named Mud who is hiding on an island in the Mississippi River and with the help of two teenage boys, tries to evade bounty hunters and track down his true love (Witherspoon).
"Mud" was written and directed by 33-year-old indie filmmaker Jeff Nichols, who released his last film, "Take Shelter" in 2011. At a press conference for the film, Witherspoon said it reminded her of her childhood, growing up in Tennessee.
"I grew up with my brother in a creek, riding dirt bikes, dirt fishing, everything you see the boys in the movie doing," Witherspoon told reporters, according to People magazine. "When I read Jeff's script, it felt like home. It's a beautiful story about the place I'm from."
The actress told the magazine that she hesitated to take the role because she was worried about overshadowing the movie, but Nichols insisted that she was perfect for the role.
"I like supporting roles but you have to be careful because [big stars] sometimes pull the focus away from the rest of the movie," she said. "But Jeff assured me it was an ensemble movie - and it was."