It was only a matter of time but, after more than a week of radio silence following an embarrassing arrest, actress Reese Witherspoon addressed her actions in an exclusive interview on ABC's "Good Morning America."
Witherspoon spoke with host George Stephanopoulos as part of a promotional appearance for her new film with Matthew McConaughey, "Mud," but the conversation swiftly moved toward the more pressing matter.
The actress and her husband Jim Toth were pulled over on suspicion of DUI early morning on Friday April 19th. While the Atlanta trooper attempted to perform a field sobriety test on Toth, Witherspoon behaved erratically, commenting that she did not believe the man was a real police officer and going for the old "Do you know who I am" movie star trope.
"We went out to dinner in Atlanta, and we had one too many glasses of wine. We thought we were fine to drive, and we absolutely were not," Witherspoon told the GMA host. "It's just completely unacceptable and we are so sorry and embarrassed. We know better, and we shouldn't have done that."
She continued, addressing her ridiculous comments to the arresting officer. "I have no idea what I was saying that night," Witherspoon laughed. "I said all kinds of crazy things. I told [the officer] I was pregnant. I'm not pregnant. ... I was so disrespectful to him."
Her responses to Stephanopoulos did not deviate to much from her official statement released immediately after arrest, in which she again asserted that she was "deeply embarrassed" about her actions after "clearly [having] one drink too many." I can't even say she seemed genuinely apologetic for what is a crime I tend to have little patience or forgiveness toward. Thankfully no one was hurt as a result of her thoughtless actions.