Reese roots for more women in Hollywood..

By HT

New Delhi, May 7 -- Oscar winning actor Reese Witherspoon, who has been in the industry for almost 25 years, wants more women working in Hollywood.

The 39-year-old says that more women need to compete with men, not just in front of the camera, but behind it as well.

"The hardest part is just to get your foot in the door, if you're a writer or a director. The most important thing is to try everything you possibly can to just start working," she said, further adding, "Because it's important to spend time on set - learning what developing scripts and movies is like. That practical experience is the best way to learn. It's important to get those opportunities and work hard."

Reese, who will be seen in the upcoming film Hot Pursuit, also said, "If you want to see something different, you have to support the women who are writing and directing."