News | Entertainment
29 Jul 2021 5:24
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Reese Witherspoon had panic attacks "for weeks" before filming 'Wild'

    The 45-year-old actress admitted making the 2014 movie - which is based on Cheryl Strayed's memoir about getting her life back together by hiking the Pacific Crest Trail - was the biggest career challenge she's ever faced and she turned to hypnosis to calm her fears before she started work on the project


    Speaking to Tracee Ellis Ross for Interview magazine, she admitted: "I was so scared to do that... I had hypnosis, I was so scared. I was having panic attacks for three weeks before I started.

    “There was the nudity, sexuality, and drug-use aspect, but also being alone on camera with no other actors. I hadn’t ever been alone in scenes for days and days. There were probably 25 days of the shoot where I had no other actor opposite me. It was just me and a camera and a backpack. I was like, ‘Is this going to be so boring?’”

    And the 'Big Little Lies' star admitted making the film changed her forever after pushing her to her limits.

    She said: "I don’t know if I’ll ever work that hard again, but it changed me on a cellular level.”

    But Reese - who has Ava, 21, and Deacon, 17, with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe, as well as Tennessee, eight, with spouse Jim Toth - thought Cheryl's book was "beautiful and sacred" because it had taught her a lot.

    She said: “[It] was so beautiful and sacred to me because it spoke to me so deeply about how we as women have to save ourselves. There’s no mother or father coming to save us. There’s no spouse.

    "I thought it was radical that at the end of the film, she ends up with no family, no money, no job, no partner, and she’s happy.”

    © 2021 Bang Showbiz, NZCity

     Other Entertainment News
     28 Jul: Roger Daltrey has warned against the dangers of listening to “loud” music
     28 Jul: Michelle Heaton's body began "shutting down" due to alcohol abuse
     28 Jul: Tiffany Haddish only goes to high-profile events "for a reason"
     28 Jul: David Thewlis got married five years ago
     28 Jul: Justin Timberlake has blamed his children for his "unavailability"
     28 Jul: Tom Cruise has taken up darts
     28 Jul: Paris Hilton is “over” going to parties
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    The All Blacks Sevens team is one win away from securing i's first Olympic medal More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Rents are rising again -- particularly in regional New Zealand More...



     Today's News

    Swimming:
    Ariarne Titmus wins Olympic gold again with victory in 200m freestyle final in Tokyo 4:36

    Soccer:
    The OlyWhites are anticipating a tough battle against Romania at the Tokyo Olympics 21:56

    Entertainment:
    Roger Daltrey has warned against the dangers of listening to “loud” music 21:46

    Entertainment:
    Michelle Heaton's body began "shutting down" due to alcohol abuse 21:16

    Motoring:
    Mixed results for our men's cyclists in the road time trial at the Tokyo Olympics 21:16

    Law and Order:
    Malaysian police say helicopter delivery of 'nasi ganja' breached lockdown rules 21:06

    Entertainment:
    Tiffany Haddish only goes to high-profile events "for a reason" 20:46

    Entertainment:
    David Thewlis got married five years ago 20:16

    Entertainment:
    Justin Timberlake has blamed his children for his "unavailability" 19:46

    Entertainment:
    Tom Cruise has taken up darts 19:16


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2021 New Zealand City Ltd