Marc Jacobs’ newest ‘Heaven Baddie’ for their Spring 2023 Collection, Tara Reid, is definitely one of the prettiest faces in Hollywood, starring in movies like The Big Lebowski, Urban Legend, Alone in the Dark, Van Wilder, Sharknado, and Josie and The Pussycats to name a few. This 47-year-old actress has done it all in Holywood and is still working to give us more. Tara Reid sits down with Mr. Warburton Magazine for an exclusive interview as she talks about her life’s ups and downs, her 40-year-long career, and the experiences she had as an actress.
She started acting at the age of seven, appearing in Stephen King’s “Return to Salem’s Lot” and instantly fell in love with the art of acting, “I remember that one of the first things that I wanted to do is when I watched “E.T.” and saw Drew Barrymore in it, I’m like, Mommy, I want to do that.” Being in showbusiness for 40 years definitely had its dose of ups and downs, but Tara has proved to be a survivor.
By the middle of the 2000s, she had established herself as a mainstay in tabloids, joining the ranks of other women who had been thrust into the public eye, such as Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, and Monica Lewinsky, the lives and bodies of these women being endlessly dissected on the internet, which was still in its infancy at the time. Back then, social media was not something readily available to anyone to clarify what was false and what was true. Stories started to blow up on tabloids and entertainment shows like TMZ and even Page Six that were not true, destroying her career as an actress. During this era of her career, Tara found herself surrounded by paparazzi and just feeling attacked because of being the “easy target,” and that’s why she felt the need to step back for a while.
Despite all the negativities thrown at her, Reid continues to work, and the past years have been her busiest. Her IMDb page is loaded with 17 upcoming projects and has appeared on numerous projects that have been released and wrapped up. Tara shared her experience with her new project, saying, “I just did a movie two days ago. I can’t talk about it yet because I’m not allowed yet. I was shooting with them. And they were like, ‘Wow, you’re really good.’ I knew their lines if they forgot them. I was just on the toe with everything. That’s how I work. You know, I’ve always been like that.”
Being a woman in Hollywood is not easy as it looks on the red carpet. Time and time again, we’ve seen how women easily fade away in Hollywood compared to men. But Tara Reid has managed to stay on top of her game even at 47. Recently, Reid joined Marc Jacobs’ Spring 2023 Campaign called “Heaven.” The collection includes a collaboration with the alternative metal band Deftones and Stray Rats, a streetwear brand.
When asked about how she kept the longevity of her career, Reid answers, “I think all the people we were trying to make these breaks within the studios were older and didn’t get the younger crowd. They never had kids who got us to make different music [acting.] Everyone retired. Our generation is now in charge of studios, music, magazines, and everything else, and they don’t care. They love us because they grew up with us. I think music, not just music, is changing. It’s completely turning to our generation. We’re reflecting on each other.” She continues, “I gotta be honest, there are no movie stars that there used to be back in the day. Now you have TikTok stars, Instagram models, and kids on Snapchat, but like that old age of movie stars, it’s kind of gone. And those people that were kids of the heads of the studios, they kind of missed that too. I still think the last kind of era of movie stars is still my generation.”
Reid has signed on to star in and produce a TV show based on the bestselling book, “The Pet Sitter’s Tale.” The comedy series will be called Walking in L.A. and will be based on the short stories by Laura Vorreyer. The books are a compilation of short stories about her lifelong love for pets, beginning as a young girl in Chicago and up to her accidental career as a professional pet sitter in Los Angeles. Reid will be playing the role of the famous talk show host, Angela Noble. “This movie spoke to me because I’m not married, and I don’t have kids. In Hollywood, if you don’t have kids and are not married, you’re judged. They still think about that party girl from 40 years ago, but all of a sudden, if you have a kid and you get married, it’ll be ‘she grew up, she’s great.'”
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Photography: Rowan Daly
Makeup: Garret Gervais
Hair: Johnny Stunz
Retoucher: Lidiia Berezhna