Behind Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz, Reese Witherspoon is Hollywood's third highest paid actress - but she insists she'd still perform free.

Pregnant Reese earned $16 million (GBP10 million) for her current role in Legally Blonde 2: RED WHITE AND BLONDE, but is adamant she would work for nothing if the script was good enough - much to her lawyer's dismay.

She says, "Salary has very little to do with my motivation for doing a film. I tell my lawyer that I'd happily do it for free, but he says not to tell anyone else.

"However, I know this is a business and you have to value yourself for what you're worth in the marketplace, so I try and stay out of that side of things and concentrate on the creative aspects."

01/08/2003 19:47