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Reese Witherspoon Cries During Powerful Speech About Goldie Hawn

Reese Witherspoon was one of three speakers along with Kate Hudson and director Quentin Tarantino at Goldie Hawn’s and Kurt Russell’s ceremony commemorating the couple’s Walk of Fame stars.

Witherspoon said: “The first time I ever fell in love with a movie star, it was Goldie Hawn.  Oh my gosh, I’m going to try not to cry..."

After taking a moment to collect herself, Witherspoon described a time in 1986 when her father had taken her to see “Wildcats,” the feel-good sports comedy film starring Hawn as a sunshine-y high school track coach who quits her job to coach a football team across town. 

So, when she was presented with the opportunity to speak at Hawn’s ceremony, Witherspoon was thrilled, explaining:  “I can’t believe Goldie actually texted me, about a month ago, and asked me to be here. Huge honor.” 

Witherspoon added: “I hope it’s not weird that I printed out a text and I framed it and I put it on my wall.”

“I had to go down and make an ‘I Love Goldie’ button because I am literally her biggest fan,” she says.

“Really, I mean it.”Witherspoon revealed that her very first email address was  a reference to both Hawn and Russell’s 1987 romantic comedy film of the same name.

Witherspoon added: “That’s how much I love these two people.”