In her new film the Walk the Line actress plays an inexperienced backpacker who braves the gruelling Pacific Crest Trail. By Jade Bremner. Based on the true story of Cheryl Strayed, Wild follows a woman trying to rid herself of a destructive lifestyle of heroin abuse and promiscuity. She undertakes a journey of more than 1, miles, from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to the border of Washington State. I read it in 24 hours on a plane to New York. I was sobbing.
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It's safe to say that Reese Witherspoon is way out of her comfort zone when it comes to playing a heroin addict in her new film Wild. Known for playing the quintessential "good girl" on-screen, Reese is now opening up to Harper's Bazaar U. Reese plays the real-life Cheryl Strayed, whose bestselling memoir of the same name details the brutal solo hike Strayed took at the age of 26 along the Pacific Crest Trail. It just required being in a really raw emotional place that didn't feel good. Though according to the Oscar-winning year-old, filming the sex scenes was even harder. One particular scene involves Reese and two other male actors. Sometimes I was just terrified.
Reese Witherspoon alleges sexual assault by director when she was 16
Skip navigation! Story from Entertainment News. Despite taking part in one of film's best sex scenes of all time Cruel Intentions 4-EVA , Reese Witherspoon isn't exactly known for shooting particularly provocative roles. As such, she was understandably just a little freaked out by the prospect of getting down-and-dirty for her new film, Wild.
The film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival on August 29, , and was released theatrically on December 3, , in North America. Wild opened to positive critical reviews, with much praise going toward the performances of Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern. During the hike, Strayed reflects in flashbacks on her childhood in Minnesota and memories of her mother, Bobbi Grey Laura Dern. Bobbi's death from cancer sent Cheryl into a deep depression that she tried to numb with heroin and anonymous sex , which eventually destroyed her marriage to her husband Paul Thomas Sadoski.