Actress Reese Witherspoon is creating a lot of Oscar buzz for her performance in 'Wild'. Gracing Harper's Bazaar cover, the actress opened up about her role in the upcoming biopic. Reese said that she found it hard and confusing to play a drug addict who embarks on a life altering journey in 'Wild'.
The actress, who has never used drugs, said she took on the role
because she knew it was going to be special, reported UK's Harper's
Bazaar magazine. Reese is created a lot of Oscar buzz for her
performance in the biopic.
The film is based on Cheryl Strayed's best-selling book 'Wild:
From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail'. "I've never done
drugs. I was really confused. I didn't know what I was doing," Witherspoon, who appears on the cover of the magazine, said. "It
just required being in a really raw emotional place that didn't
feel good," she said adding the intimate scenes in the movie were
equally challenging. "(Sex scenes were), like, three percent of the
movie, but it took up a tremendous amount of fear in my mind
because it's daunting. Sometimes I was just terrified. Like a cat
on a raft...' You can't make me do it'."
The 38-year-old actress, best known for her comedies 'Legally
Blonde' and 'Sweet Home Alabama', found it interesting to play the
character. "It wasn't as if there was a lack of roles being offered
to me. It was the dynamic aspect of playing a really interesting,
complicated person that was not readily available. It's strange
that you don't see many complicated women on film; complicated
meaning complex, I should say.
"But the experience of being in that raw emotional space was not always easy. "(Dramas are) always going to require something that doesn't feel good, some sort of challenge or emotional gutting. It's not a fun space to live in a lot of the time. It's why I enjoy doing comedies. It's much easier, thinking of what rhymes with truck."