One of the big questions female celebrities hear on the red carpet of any awards show is “Who are you wearing?”
While everyone is curious about the gorgeous gowns flowing through the event, Reese Witherspoon and other stars are trying to change the conversation to include more. Through the hashtag #AskHerMore, celebrities and numerous Twitter and Facebook users are encouraging red-carpet reporters to ask women questions about things other than style, like their career, aspirations and challenges.
“It’s meant to inspire reporters to ask creative questions on the red carpet. I love the Oscars AND fashion like many of you – and I am excited to share #WhoAmIWearing later tonight. (not yet!!) But I’d also love to answer some of these Qs … And hear your suggestions?!” Witherspoon posted to Facebook on Sunday.
“This is a movement to say we’re more than just our dresses,” Witherspoon explained to ABC’s Robin Roberts on the Oscars red carpet Sunday. “This is a group of women – 44 nominees this year that are women – and we’re so happy to be here and talk about the work that we’re done.”
“It’s hard being a woman in Hollywood or any industry, so it’s exciting for me to talk to other nominees about all the hard work they did,” she added.
More celebrities are joining Witherspoon in the call to #AskHerMore, posting pleas on their social networks for the ladies of film to get thought-provoking and inspiring questions.
What would you ask some of Hollywood’s most powerful females, if you had a chance? We posed the question to PEOPLE’s Twitter followers to come up with their own #AskHerMore questions for Witherspoon. See what they said, and add your own in the comments below.