Reese Witherspoon was only 19 when she filmed the film “Fear” and its indelicate sexual intercourse scene.
The 1996 film starred Mark Wahlberg as a charming high schooler who turns out to be a killer, and who sweet-talks an harmless teenager, played by Witherspoon, into getting fondled. Witherspoon lately shared that she 1st uncovered about the scene on established and asked for a stunt double — only to be denied.
“I did not have management in excess of it,” she told Harper’s Bazaar in an interview produced Wednesday. “It wasn’t specific in the script that that is what was going to happen, so that was a thing that I consider the director considered of on his individual and then requested me on established if I would do it, and I mentioned no.”
“It wasn’t a notably excellent working experience,” Witherspoon continued.
The James Foley thriller arrived a long time in advance of Witherspoon established herself as an icon with films like “Legally Blonde” (2001) or as the powerhouse producer of award-profitable jobs like “Gone Girl” (2014), “Big Minimal Lies” (2017) and “The Early morning Show” (2019).
“I’m undoubtedly not traumatized or anything by it, but it was formative,” Witherspoon informed Harper’s Bazaar in an expansive go over tale about her vocation. “It manufactured me recognize where my location was in the pecking purchase of filmmaking.”
She did not accuse Wahlberg or director James Foley of felony misconduct. Reps for Foley did not right away react to HuffPost’s request for comment.
“I consider it’s an additional a single of all those tales that manufactured me want to be an agent for modify and someone who it’s possible can be in a improved leadership placement to notify stories from a woman viewpoint as an alternative of from a male gaze,” Witherspoon instructed Harper’s Bazaar.
Witherspoon has absolutely finished just that with her production organization Hi there Sunshine, which also financed “Wild” (2014), “Where the Crawdads Sing” (2022) and “Daisy Jones & the Six” (2023).
The actor has previously spoken out about abuse in the sector. She disclosed in 2017 that she was abused previously in her teen yrs — and felt “true disgust at the director who assaulted me when I was 16 several years old and anger … that silence was a issue of my employment.”
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