Reese Witherspoon’s 2020 Challenge Meme Is Winning The Internet

Thanks largely to coronavirus and the twin pressures of social distancing and working from home, this year has been a real trial. Reese Witherspoon knows this – and she's started the "2020 Challenge" to provide some light relief.
The challenge is essentially a topical variation on the "Dolly Parton Challenge" that went viral earlier this year.
But this time, celebrities aren't sharing funny photos of themselves that are appropriate for LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Tinder. Instead, they're posting a grid of facial expressions showing how their mood has changed each month from January – before coronavirus really took hold in many countries – right up until September.
Witherspoon's original meme begins with her looking polished and positive in Legally Blonde and ends with her looking rather more frazzled in the emotional hitchhiking drama Wild. It's an instant classic post.
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Yup. #2020challenge

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Witherspoon's original post has clearly captured a mood because fellow stars including Viola Davis, Mindy Kaling and Kylie Minogue have all shared their own takes on the 2020 Challenge.
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Pretty much. Inspired by @reesewitherspoon

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@reesewitherspoon I feel you on #2020 girl...

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The cult Instagram account @loveofhuns has got in on the act too, creating an oh-so-British "2020 Challenge" featuring Kat Slater from EastEnders. It might just be the most relatable one of all.
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Constant September

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