Reese Witherspoon finds comic roles more challenging than serious parts - despite hitting the big time with funny movie Legally Blonde.

The Vanity Fair actress, 28, is fascinated by the process of making people laugh and spends hours researching jokes and the timing of her delivery.

Witherspoon says, "To be totally honest, I find comedy so much harder than the big dramatic roles.

"Nothing compares with trying to make people laugh. The amount of time spent on each joke would blow your mind."

17/09/2004 08:36