Reese Witherspoon stuns fans as she reveals her real name

Reese Witherspoon has revealed that people have actually been calling her by the wrong name all her life and that her stage name is only partially correct.

The star, 48, joined her friend and ex Big Little Lies co-star Nicole Kidman to talk to Vanity Fair.

After Witherspoon kept referring to her co-star, Laura Dern, by her last name, Aussie legend Kidman chimed in and asked why.

“I hate how you call her Dern!” she said.

“Why?” asked Witherspoon, before Kidman replied, “Because it sounds weird!”

Witherspoon then made a revelation that completely confused fans; she revealed her real name.

“You know why? Because my name is Laura and her name is Laura, and it confuses me,” replied Witherspoon, whose real name is Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon.

“Oh! That’s right,” Kidman replied.

“That’s why I’m confused and I just call her Dern,” he said Legally blonde added asterisk. “We can’t both be Laura.”

“Isn’t Laura calling you?” Kidman asked in amazement.

“I don’t understand your point. I don’t like your tone. You’re trying to understand something, so it just doesn’t make sense,” Witherspoon joked to her co-star, who is also a close friend.

Fans rushed to social media to share their shock, with one tweeting: “Reese Witherspoon’s real name is Laura Jeanne and I feel LIGHTWEIGHT.”

Another joked: “It makes sense to learn that Reese Witherspoon’s real name is Laura Jeanne. Laura Jeanne is very coded.”

“I found out today that Reese Witherspoon is Laura Jean. What is LIFE,” said another stunned fan, while a fourth replied: “Wait, Laura Dern has been Laura for longer, but she’s the one who had to give up her name?”

Meanwhile, the pair also discussed the upcoming third season Big Little Lies.

“I get the ring, ‘Hey, it is [season 3] happening?’ Like, Nic,” Witherspoon told Kidman. “You’re excited.”

“I was thrilled,” agreed Kidman.

“It’s okay, baby. I get excited too. Then I have Laura [Dern] calling me and Zoe [Kravitz] and Shailene [Woodley]. Everyone’s like, ‘Did Nic say we’re filming Big Little Lies Season 3?'” Witherspoon added that the rest of her co-stars are also wondering what’s going on.

Kidman then hinted that a third season was happening.

“But now we are! We move fast and furious and Liane [Moriarty] delivering a book,” she said. “Yeah, and we’re in good shape.”

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