Poor Reese Witherspoon. The Hollywood superstar is still suffering from intense jetlag after her long-haul flight to New Zealand over the weekend.
In an Instagram snap posted this morning she showed how exhausted she still is by collapsing onto a table. Poor petal.
Reese only arrived in the country on Sunday and by Monday had confessed her love for her new Kiwi ‘boyfriend.’
She is starring in the multimillion-dollar Disney movie A Wrinkle in Time and was in Wanaka yesterday with two days of rehearsal scheduled before filming begins on location at Lake Hawea tomorrow.
The three big-name stars of the movie, Oprah Winfrey, Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling, as well as director Ava DuVernay, were reported to have flown into Queenstown Airport on Oprah Winfrey's private jet on Sunday night and driven to a private house in Wanaka where they were staying.
Yesterday Witherspoon also shared a fun picture of her and co-star Mindy Kaling with a ‘to-do’ list of things she wants to get done while in New Zealand.
It includes: “1) Hike these mtns (mountains) 2) Snuggle some sheep 3) Meet some awesome Kiwis.”
Witherspoon was spotted having an almond cappuccino at Wanaka's Ritual cafe yesterday.
Co-owner Chris Hadfield said he was busy serving customers at the time and did not immediately recognise the Hollywood star.
``I had to look twice before I realised who it was,'' Mr Hadfield said.
Kaling posted an Instagram photo from Wanaka yesterday which has already attracted more than 50,000 likes.
Filming is scheduled to take just three days - from tomorrow until Friday - with two extra days consented in case of bad weather.
The makers of the $US103million ($NZ143million) movie, Disney Enterprises and Fortinbras Productions, were granted consent last month by the Queenstown Lakes District Council to film at Hunter Valley Station beside Lake Hawea.
Yesterday, a constant stream of trucks drove along Meads Rd to the production company's base camp just past the Kidds Bush campsite on the lake shore, where the actors' trailers, catering and film production equipment were located.
More than 200 crew were expected to work on the Hunter Valley Station shoot this week.
Meanwhile, it was difficult to find a car park yesterday at the Lake Hawea Community Centre as production office caravans were positioned alongside and the film's production office was set up inside the centre.
Signs directing film production traffic to the production office began at the turnoff from SH6 and continued through the town.
There were expected to be up to 30 helicopter movements in total during filming.
- With Otago Daily Times