The actor and producer has carved out her own opportunities in Hollywood and beyond.

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Reese Witherspoon is having a great year.

The A Wrinkle in Time and Big Little Lies star has carved out a number of opportunities for herself and other women in Hollywood. She started her own production company, Hello Sunshine, and a book club on Instagram while continuing to run her lifestyle brand Draper James and act alongside stars like Nicole Kidman and Oprah.

In an interview with Marie Claire, Witherspoon shared the main qualities that got her to such a successful point. The three aspects of her personality she credits are: She is persistent, she has a sense of humor and likes to have fun, and she remains unaffected by people's harsh words.

"I tend not to internalize other people's criticism, and I think that's a really important thing for being an actor because you get a lot of criticism," the mother of three said.

In the same interview – which took place during her cover shoot – the 41-year-old also divulged to the magazine that her easiest career decision was to work with Nicole Kidman and that she would love to see more women in Hollywood in positions of leadership.