If Reese Witherspoon's performance in
earned her a nomination for the Oscar for Best Actress in 2014, this very demanding role caused her a lot of anxiety.
The actress then let herself be tempted by hypnosis to solve the problem.
“I did hypnosis. I was so terrified. I had panic attacks during the three weeks before I started. There was nudity, sexuality, and the drug use aspect, but also being alone in front of the camera without other actors. I had never been alone in scenes for days and days. There were probably 25 days of filming where I had no other actor in front of me. It was just me, a camera and a backpack. I was like, "Is this going to be that boring?" “, She told
But make no mistake, the actress was extremely motivated to adapt this story from the eponymous book by Cheryl Strayed.
The plot follows a woman adrift who decides to turn her back on her past by setting off on a road trip of 1,700 kilometers on foot.
A story so gripping that the star had secured the rights to this story before participating in the production of the film directed by Jean-Marc Vallée.
An unforgettable role
“Cheryl Strayed's book was so beautiful and scary to me because it spoke so deeply to me in dealing with how we as women have to save ourselves.
There is no mother or father who comes to save us.
There is no husband.
I thought it was radical that at the end of the film she ended up with no family, no money, no job, no partner and be happy, ”continued Reese Witherspoon.
And to conclude: "I don't know if I would work so hard again, but it changed me at the cellular level".
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