Reese Witherspoon admits that she hasn’t always made the best career decisions.

“For a few years, I was a little lost as an artist,” she says in an interview with OK!, “not making choices I was ultimately very happy with. I wanted to get back to playing interesting, dynamic characters.”

She’s definitely done that with her role in the upcoming flick The Good Lie, a movie about a job counselor helping Sudanese refugees settle in America.

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In a recent interview with OK!, Reese spilled on how she prepared for her sure-to-be standout role and also revealed a piece of career advice she’s glad she didn’t listen to.

What was it? Not listening to this interesting tip led her to winning an Oscar!

For more on the story, pick up the latest issue of OK! magazine, on stands now. 

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