Movie director Kevin Smith is still smarting from a chance meeting he had with Reese Witherspoon a decade ago - because the actress struck him as a diva.

The CLERKS filmmaker was at a party with his future CHASING AMY star JOEY LAUREN ADAMS when he was left less than impressed by Witherspoon's attitude.

He tells British magazine MAXIM, "Reese Witherspoon. She's a dick.

"I was at some party with Joey Lauren Adams and Reese had just got a part Joey was hoping to get.

"So Joey said, 'Hey Reese, I just wanted to say congratulations. I think you'll do really great with the part.' And Reese just gave this dead-eyed look and was like, 'Whatever...'

"What a f**king douchebag. At this point she wasn't even the Reese Witherspoon that everybody mistakenly knows and loves. She was Reese Witherspoon circa (1994 movie SFW).

"To have that kind of attitude back then; I guess she was meant for stardom."

03/06/2005 19:50