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Witherspoon loved playing pretend Bieber

Published 06/05/2015

Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon

Sofía Vergara couldn't stop laughing when Reese Witherspoon had to dress up as a man on the set of their new movie.

The blonde actress gets her drag on in new flick Hot Pursuit, which also stars Sofía Vergara.

Talking about her male alter ego, Reese reveals how she instantly felt different after donning men's clothes.

"It was really interesting. Like, obviously I was José Bieber, the Latin Bieber, in this movie. As soon as I put on the clothes, my whole personality changed. You know, I was talkin’ to the honeys!" she giggled to

"Actually, I have to say, it was one of my favourite scenes, because to see her like that was so odd. I wasn’t prepared. She suddenly showed up like that to the set and it was so hilarious. I mean, if you see the movie, at the end there are some bloopers of me not being able to control myself," Sofía added.

The movie centres on Officer Cooper (Reese), who has been tasked with protecting a drug dealer's widow, Daniella Riva (Sofía).

Cooper may be a by-the-books type of character, but at one point she has to fake being a lesbian to keep Daniella from harm's way.

"I think gay people are able to play straight roles; straight people are able to play gay roles. The whole point of being an actor is to transform. If people don’t understand that we need to be malleable in our sexuality, then I think they need to lighten up," Reese sighed when asked about people being offended by the pseudo lesbianism.

"I have a ton of lesbian friends, and I think any kind of woman who relates to us or enjoys the movie - that’s awesome!"

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