Reese Witherspoon says NZ is the best place she's ever worked in
Actress Reese Witherspoon has said that of all the countries she's visited, New Zealand is her favourite.
Speaking to The Edge radio station on Friday morning, the Sweet Home Alabama actress also said New Zealand was the "most beautiful country in the world", and described locals as "encouraging and lovely".
The star, who is currently in Wanaka filming the movie A Wrinkle in Time with Oprah and Mindy Kaling, said they were "touched" by their New Zealand experience over the last couple of weeks.
"The food is wonderful, the landscapes are gorgeous, but most importantly, the people have been so kind and so friendly and opened up their homes, and we've all been so touched about what a beautiful experience its been.
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The 40-year-old revealed New Zealand was being used as the setting of a beautiful, far away planet in A Wrinkle in Time.
"We need magical locations because it's about going to other universes, we travel through the universe to the most beautiful planets, and New Zealand is playing a planet."
Witherspoon and her co-stars have been making the most of the Southern Lakes scenery, having posting several pictures to social media since arriving last week.
"The land is so gorgeous, and you can't capture it in pictures. I keep telling people if you go to New Zealand don't just bring your iPhone, you need a major, amazing camera because its an amazing experience. That's why my Instagram is so full, I can't stop taking pictures."
The Edge's Dom Harvey wrapped the interview by asking Witherspoon if she could say something in a New Zealand accent.
"A Kiwi accent?" asked the star.
"Oh my gosh, well I heard this term ... 'Sweet as?'".
Witherspoon, who is understood to be leaving today, thanked New Zealanders for their hospitality, and said she would be back.