Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon revealed she was “so scared” for her role in the 2014 Oscar-winning adventure drama Wild, that she had “panic attacks for three weeks. before starting filming while talking to actor-producer Tracee Ellis Ross for Interview Magazine. The film is based on author Cheryl Strayed’s 2012 memoir Wild: From Lost To Found On The Pacific Crest Trail. In Wild, Reese Witherspoon stars as Cheryl Strayed, who travels over 1,000 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail on her own to recover from some personal tragedy.
Speaking of the role that “changed him the most,” Reese Witherspoon told Tracee Ellis Ross, “Probably Wild. I was so scared to do this. I had hypnosis, I was so scared. I was so scared to do this. I had panic attacks for three weeks before I started. There was the nudity, the sexuality and the drug use aspect, but also being alone in front of the camera without any other actor. I never had it. been alone in scenes for days and days. There were probably 25 days of filming where I had There was no other actor in front of me. It was just me, a camera and a bag back. “
She added: “I was like, ‘Is this going to be so boring?’ And Cheryl Strayed’s book was so beautiful and sacred to me because it spoke to me so deeply about how we as women must save ourselves. There is no mother or father who comes to us. save. There is no spouse. I thought it was radical that at the end of the film, she finds herself without a family, without money, without a job, without a partner, and she is happy. “
For her critically acclaimed performance in Wild, Reese Witherspoon was nominated for Best Actress at the 87th Academy Awards and the 68th British Academy Film Awards. Reese’s co-star Laura Dern was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Academy Awards for her work in the film.