Reese Witherspoon opened up that she suffered from serious anxiety attacks before the filming of “Wild,” began. A 2014 movie based on Cheryl Strayed’s best-selling memoir of the exact same name, the actress said in a recent interview published on Tuesday.
I’ve never even seen the movie wild but I always think about a scene in the trailer where Reese Witherspoon is screaming in a field, presumably letting out all the emotions she’s been penting up and ya know I think I may need that pic.twitter.com/7mXPREi2Fc
— abbbbby Ⓥ (@abbyandrewYT) June 3, 2021
In a conversation with Interview magazine, she revealed to Tracee Ellis Ross that she underwent treatment telling:
The actress/producer even earlier stated that she started treatment at sixteen years of age to cope with the anxiety issues she was facing.
Despite the character’s little knowledge of hiking experience, she is driven to finish the gruelling trip in an effort to learn her true self in the aftermath of her mother’s death along with a divorce. Witherspoon, who coincidently lacks hiking experience just like her character in the film, disclosing she was uneasy heading into the filming.
I unironically believe I may have a new favorite movie ._. It's called "Wild" starring Reese Witherspoon, detailing the true story of a woman who thru-hiked the Pacific Crest Trail back in the 90's. There were so many beautiful, wonderful little gems <3
— 🌾A Bleatcar Named Desire🌾 (@HemlockBou) June 15, 2021
At the time she signed onto “Wild,” Witherspoon was working to reinvigorate her career with increasingly complex and daring roles. But she said the film’s more explicit scenes with sex, drugs, and nudity evoked fear.
The impending solitude in Oregon’s untamed terrain as well as the looming truth that she will be “alone on camera with no other actors,” further led her to freak out.
In a previous interview on Jameela Jamil’s “I Weigh” podcast in April 2020, she opened up about her anxiety issues. Telling that it felt like her brain had a wheel on which a Hamster kept running without ever stopping. She further added that she had been dealing with such discomfort her entire life.
Witherspoon went on to explain she struggled to manage with mental health after giving birth to each one of the kids – Ava Phillippe, twenty one, Deacon Phillippe, seventeen, and Tennessee Toth, eight. Witherspoon said she felt “more depressed” than any other time while suffering from “severe postpartum.”
The Jean Marc Vallee movie, stars Witherspoon as Strayed, a recovering heroin individual that embarks on a 1,100-mile rise along the Pacific Crest Trail. Witherspoon told Tracee that Strayed’s memoir, which inspired the movie, had a big influence on her.
She spoke about the book:
Famous Celebrities with Anxiety and Panic Attacks
the 49-year-old singer admits that her living has been far from ideal, particularly when it comes to her ex-relationship. The moment she understood that her seven-year marriage to Marc Anthony will end in divorce, she’d a panic attack during a photoshoot, prompting her to finish the relationship. “As I sat there getting made up, my heart was beating out of my chest and I felt like I couldn’t breathe… I became consumed with anxiety”
Leonardo DiCaprio told Rolling Stone in 2010. “It’s crazy how your mind will become this database to make you worry about things that are so arbitrary. I have a well-organized life, and I’ve put a lot of thought into the things that I do, and then, you know, my stomach will be…I’ll just be sitting there, totally anxious about something ridiculous. You have to stop yourself during the day and say, ‘It’s just not worth it.”
Indeed, even Adele is actually plagued with nervousness before she offers a show-stopping performance – a lot so that she actually contemplated ending the tours for good. “I have anxiety attacks, constant panicking on stage, my heart feels like it’s going to explode because I never feel like I’m going to deliver”
As among the most followed individuals on Instagram, Selena Gomez has been vocal about the way the social media limelight has impacted her personal space and emotions. Though the pressures did not stop there: “Tours are a really lonely place for me. My self-esteem was shot. I was depressed, anxious. I started to have panic attacks right before getting on stage,” she told Vogue in 2017.
Emma Stone revealed she began battling with anxiety at 7 years old. “That’s when I started having panic attacks, which I’ve talked about pretty extensively. I think your wiring is just kind of what you are. My mom always says that I was born with my nerves outside of my body,”
Best noted for hosting the famous MTV show Total Request Live, Daly states, he suffered his very first panic hit right before he was going to go on air. “I had a hard time breathing. I was terrified for no apparent reason”
In an interview, Prince Harry opened up about the panic attacks that plagued him after his mother’s death. “In my case, every single time I was in any room with loads of people, which is quite often, I was just pouring with sweat, my heart beating—boom, boom, boom, boom—literally, just like a washing machine,”
Award-winning rapper Missy Elliot exudes so much authority and confidence on stage, though she has fought a psychological struggle with anxiety since she was younger. In reality, the evening before her 2015 Superbowl halftime cameo performance, she’d a full-blown anxiety attack!