Reese Witherspoon made her first major public appearance since becoming legally single at the premiere of her new drama “Rendition” last night, but she kept her distance from rumored flame Jake Gyllenhaal.
The two arrived five minutes apart and only posed together briefly.
In “Rendition,” which sparked reports of an off-screen romance between the stars, Reese plays a woman whose husband goes missing. Jake Gyllenhaal is the CIA analyst who holds all the answers, though the two never had a scene together.
As Jake strolled the red carpet alone, he made it clear to “Extra” that he was dateless.
“I like having dates at other places,” he said. “This is my job.”
When pressed for where he would go instead, he said, “The beach, [with] the beautiful sunset.”
Meanwhile a smiling Reese gave “Extra” her first interview since her divorce from Ryan Phillippe became final last week. As she moves forward, she said she’s looking forward to the next chapter.
“I’m so lucky,” she said. “I’m really excited about my next movie. I'm getting to do comedy again, which I'm really excited about. I'm just really blessed.”
Reese is scheduled to appear in the 2008 comedy “Four Christmases” with Vince Vaughn.
As for the immediate future, the Oscar winning actress is focusing on what to do with her kids Ava, 8, and Deacon, 4, for Halloween.
“I don’t know,” she admitted. “But I’ve been planning my costume. I like to wear a nice, cheap wig.”
“Rendition” opens Oct. 19.