Reese Witherspoon has dusted herself down and received some pretty sensible PR advice in the wake of her arrest in Atlanta, Georgia earlier this month. The actress spoke out for the first time on the incident during Thursday’s Good Morning America, apologizing profusely while also remaining amiable and reminding audiences that she’s just little old Reese Witherspoon.

“It's one of those nights," Witherspoon told GMA's George Stephanopoulos. “We went out to dinner in Atlanta, had one too many glasses of wine. We thought we were fine to drive and we absolutely were not. And it's just completely unacceptable. And we are so sorry and embarrassed. And we know better.” Stephanopoulos asked the 37-year-old why she and husband Jim Toth did not opt to call a cab after drinking,though all Witherspoon could offer was “just poor judgement.” The actress shocked her fans when it was reported she had played the celebrity card to get her husband off the hook, asking cops “do you know name?” though she also admitted to Stephanopoulos that she falsely claimed to be pregnant. “I think I've played a lawyer so many times in movies, I think I am a lawyer — and clearly I'm not a lawyer. So, I learned a lot,” she added.

Incidentally, Witherspoon’s next movie is titled The Good Lie, about a Sudanese refugee who is taken in by a straight-talking American woman in their new home in the United States. It hits theaters in December 2013.

Watch Reese Witherspoon's arrest video below, courtesy of TMZ.