Reese Witherspoon gives drunken advice to Cara Delevingne

Reese Witherspoon reckons she knows what men want.

At the Met Gala ball earlier this week, she revealed her pearls of wisdom to British supermodel Cara Delevingne. As Delevingne videoed their apparently alcohol-fuelled chat, Witherspoon said that men needed to know how to say a woman's name in the bedroom.

"The important thing about a name for a girl is that a man can whisper it in his pillow," Witherspoon says in the video that was posted to Delevingne's Instagram account.

The 38-year-old actress – star of Legally Blonde and Sweet Home Alabama, and Oscar winner for Walk the Line – was filmed huddling in a lift with Zooey Deschanel, Kate Upton and Tennessee Thomas, along with Delevingne, at the Met Gala.

Making a joking reference to Delevingne's exotic surname, Witherspoon says: "If you force me to say your last name, I'll be f---ed."

A chorus of mispronunciation ensues, with Deschanel and Upton not having much luck pronouncing the French surname either.

Witherspoon then tells Delevingne that she loves her, before ridiculing her name as being "stupid French".

Reaching their destination, Witherspoon makes eye contact with the camera and delivers her sassy advice before exiting the lift.

The video has since been taken down. This is not the first footage that has become public of Witherspoon with a few drinks under her belt.

Witherspoon and her husband, Jim Toth, caused a drunken stir last year when they were pulled over while under the influence of alcohol.

Defending her husband, Witherspoon was recorded telling a police officer that she was "a US citizen" and "allowed to stand on American ground" after the pair were pulled over, the Daily Mail reported.

Witherspoon went on to ask the officer if he knew her name.

"You're about to find out who I am," she said. "You're going to be on national news."

The actress later admitted to having "one drink too many", accepted a fine and issued an apology.

Her agent-husband pleaded guilty and was charged with drink-driving. He received 40 hours of community service and was forced to attend an alcohol-education program.

According to RadarOnline, a source has told the website that since the arrest, Witherspoon and Toth had "turned their lives around".

"Reese and Jim have stabilised their out-of-control home life and are telling friends that their arrest was a huge wake-up call and the best thing that could have happened to their marriage," said the source.

"They're in a much better and solid place now and everyone's breathing a sigh of relief because it was touch and go for a while, and her drinking was getting out of control."

Embracing a healthier regime, Witherspoon has started her own lifestyle brand, called Draper James. The company will sell products for the bedroom and the bathroom, as well as lingerie, handbags, fragrances, kitchenware, cosmetics, furniture and stationery.

E! News reported: "This multi-channel lifestyle brand founded by Reese Witherspoon will emphasise her southern roots and personal style. The first store will open in 2015."

Witherspoon's next role is in action-comedy Don't Mess With Texas opposite Sofia Vergara, in which Witherspoon plays a police officer on the run with her prisoner.

The story Reese Witherspoon gives drunken advice to Cara Delevingne first appeared on The Sydney Morning Herald.

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