Let’s be honest: There are a lot of stunt doubles out there who look nothing like the actors they’re impersonating. Sometimes it’s so obvious, you can even tell the difference during a movie scene.
But that’s not true in Reese Witherspoon’s case. This week, the “Legally Blonde” star took to social media to show off her body double, Marilee Lessley, to her millions of fans, and let’s just say it’s pretty hard to tell the two ladies apart.
Just take a look at Witherspoon’s Instagram post. The actor’s stand-in could be her doppelganger!
“Hey, you guys, I want to introduce you to someone who has been working with me for years,” Witherspoon said in an Instagram video posted Monday that she took from the set of her hit HBO drama series, “Big Little Lies.” “This is Marilee and she’s my double. Don’t we look alike? We totally do.”
To which a laughing Lessley replies, “We do. We totally look alike.”
The award-winning actor also introduced Lessley in the caption of her Instagram post, writing, “Meet Marilee! She has been my double in five movies and now she is helping out on #BigLittleLies! Don’t we look alike?!”
Witherspoon and her stunt double have known each other since 2003, the 42-year-old mother of three revealed on social media this week. On her Instagram stories, Witherspoon said, “I met Marilee on ‘Legally Blonde 2’ and she looks so much like me and everybody said we look so much alike so she became my double!”
Among the five movies, Lessley has worked as Witherspoon’s body double in 2005’s romantic comedy “Just Like Heaven” and the 2011 drama “Water for Elephants.” There’s no doubt that Lessley will also be on the set of Witherspoon’s highly anticipated third “Legally Blonde” movie.
But Lessley isn’t the only person who could be mistaken for the Hello Sunshine creator. Ava Phillippe, Witherspoon’s 18-year-old daughter with her ex-husband, Ryan Phillippe, is the spitting image of her mother.
And if Ava ever pursues a serious career in acting, she won’t have to look too far for her stand-in!