OnlyOnAOL: Reese Witherspoon reveals how her daughter helped her prepare for the Glamour Women of the Year Awards

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BY: GIBSON JOHNS

Between being a flawless movie star and a total boss at running her production company Pacific Standard, Reese Witherspoon is the perfect role model for her 16-year-old daughter, Ava. Witherspoon started her production company to make a concerted effort to create more leading roles for women in Hollywood movies; she wanted to see more women in film, so she made it happen.

That willingness -- and ability -- to make things that she wants to see happen is something that Witherspoon wants her daughter to recognize as important. She wanted to provide an avenue for her daughter to be exposed to strong, complicated female characters so she would know she can be strong, too.

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But that doesn't mean that she can't learn a thing or two from her daughter, as well. Speaking to AOL on the red carpet of the 25th annual Glamour Women of the Year Awards, Witherspoon revealed that she was "really nervous, to be completely honest," so her daughter helped prepare for her big night.

"I was completely freaked out, so she helped me work on my speech," she revealed. " She's an incredible writer, so she helped me put my ideas down on paper and helped me talk in a way that sort of expresses my true self."

Clearly, daughter Ava inherited Witherspoon's smarts! As she reminded us in her acceptance speech at the awards, she got into -- and attended -- Stanford University.

Will she be giving you a review of it afterwards?

"Yes, of course! I look forward to it," Witherspoon exclaimed. After hearing her mother's stirring speech last night, we're sure that Ava's feedback will be overwhelmingly positive.

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Designer Victoria Beckham speaks onstage at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Comedian Amy Schumer (L) and recording artist Selena Gomez attend 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Ivank Trump attends 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Caitlyn Jenner attends Glamour's 25th Anniversary Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Recording artist Ellie Goulding performs onstage at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Brooklyn Beckham (L) and designer Victoria Beckham pose backstage with her award at the 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Ivank Trump attends 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Actress Lupita Nyong'o speaks onstage at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Ballet dancer Misty Copeland speaks onstage at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Model Carolyn Murphy speaks onstage at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Actress Elisabeth Moss attends the 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Recording artist Jennifer Hudson attends the 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Designer Victoria Beckham speaks onstage at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Comedian Amy Schumer (L) and recording artist Selena Gomez attend 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Serena Williams attends Glamour's 25th Anniversary Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Actress Dascha Polanco attends 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Reese Witherspoon attends Glamour's 25th Anniversary Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Writer Tavi Gevinson attends 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Designer Rachel Zoe attends 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Caitlyn Jenner attends Glamour's 25th Anniversary Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Model Iman attends 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Designer Jenna Lyons attends 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Actress Reese Witherspoon attends Glamour's 25th Anniversary Women of the Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Caitlyn Jenner (L) and Actress Judith Light onstage at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Actress Judith Light speaks onstage at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Honoree, activist Cecile Richards poses backstage with her award at the 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: President of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards speaks onstage at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Writer Tavi Gevinson attends 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Actress Eve Hewson attends the 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Ballet dancer Misty Copeland (L) and Actress Lupita Nyong'o onstage at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Ballet dancer Misty Copeland attends the 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Actress Elisabeth Moss attends the 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Designer Victoria Beckham (L) and Brooklyn Beckham onstage at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Ellie Goulding attends Glamour's 25th Anniversary Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Actress Sophia Bush attends 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Actress Viola Davis attends 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Actress Lupita Nyong'o speaks onstage at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Comedian Amy Schumer speaks onstage at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Professional soccer player Hope Solo attends 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Actress Dascha Polanco attends 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Jennifer Hudson attends Glamour's 25th Anniversary Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Recording artist Jennifer Hudson performs onstage at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Ballet dancer Misty Copeland speaks onstage at the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Professional tennis player Serena Williams attends 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Glamour editor in chief Cynthia Leive (L) and designer Rachel Zoe attend 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Model Iman attends 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: (L-R) Amy Schumer, Eve Hewson and Selena Gomez attend 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Model Crystal Renn attends 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Model Karlie Kloss attends 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Model Emma Heming attends 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Actress Goldie Hawn attends 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Designer Jenna Lyons attends 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour)
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