Reese Witherspoon Was Supposedly Asked To Play Ree Drummond

Ree Drummond has had a fairly interesting life, to say the least. After graduating from college, Drummond moved from Los Angeles to Pawhuska, Oklahoma to become a cattle rancher's wife (via KJRH). "I was literally THE last person anyone ever pictured moving to the country," Drummond said on The Pioneer Woman. "When I announced my engagement to a cowboy, my childhood friends couldn't believe it." Although she originally had ambitions of attending law school in Chicago, Drummond slowly settled into life on the ranch — but that's not to say it wasn't a tough adjustment. "I was a fish out of water in basically every way," said Drummond. "Those were some rough days (weeks ... months ... years ...) of transition."

When Drummond started blogging, her life quickly took a turn. What started with a single post about how to perfectly season steak spiraled into a viral sensation (via Showbiz Cheat Sheet). Five years later, the first episode of "The Pioneer Woman" aired, and Drummond became a big-shot TV personality. Funny how life sometimes works, right?

In 2012, Drummond published a book called "Black Heels to Tractor Wheels." The bestseller recounts her fairytale-like life story and her romance with her husband, Ladd Drummond (via Barnes and Noble). In an interview with Forbes, Drummond was asked whom she would want to play her in the movie. Drummond's number-one choice? Reese Witherspoon.

Ree Drummond would want her husband to play himself in The Pioneer Woman movie

We all know that Ree Drummond is used to being in front of the camera. Something you don't know about The Pioneer Woman? The Oklahoma native has also been behind-the-scenes of a different film project: a movie about her life. According to Deadline, Columbia Pictures acquired the rights to Drummond's blog, "The Pioneer Woman," and was set to produce a movie based on the cookbook author's real-life fairytale.

Even before plans for the movie were in motion, Drummond had already fantasized about Reese Witherspoon playing her on the big screen. "I love her temperament and her sweetness," Drummond revealed in an interview with Forbes. As for who would play her husband? "I think I would like him to play himself."

Unfortunately, plans for the movie were halted when one of the producers passed away in 2011 (via Deadline). But that's not to say we won't have a Pioneer Woman romantic comedy one day in the future — fingers crossed!