LEGALLY BLONDE star Reese Witherspoon is finding her strong persona is leading casting directors to reject her for roles.

The Hollywood actress thrives on playing women who, like herself, wield a certain level of power, but she's found that it has cost her work.

She says, "I could never portray anybody mousy or unassertive, or that typical starlet persona. I believe in the strength of women. Because I know that women can do practically anything!

"There are certain roles I don't get, because they say, 'Oh, she's not vulnerable enough.' But I say, 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"

25/08/2004 03:10