Reese Witherspoon Reveals She Feels Fear “All the Time”
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In an interview for the March 2018 issue of Marie Claire magazine, actress Reese Witherspoon has revealed she feels fear all the time, but shared her trick for combating the negative emotions associated with fear.
“I see [fear] as this little creature that lives in my life all the time,” Reese told the mag. “And I can either pay it attention and not get anything done or I can march ahead and ignore it. Sometimes I just have to jump two feet into a cold pool and go, ‘OK, I believe in myself enough, I know I work hard. I know I can always bet on myself.’”
In wake of the #MeToo movement, the Wrinkle in Time actress opened up about being sexually assaulted by a director at the age of 16 whilst on a movie set.
Last night felt like a sea change. A moment when women and men spoke up about harassment and the abuse of power in an open forum as a community that will not tolerate this behavior any more. A new community determined to create change so young people, who come after us, will not have to the feel shame or guilt that does not belong to them. I am so encouraged that we are making a new path forward. Thank you @elleusa and all of the incredibly inspiring honorees for your courage, your love and your truth. ❤️
“I have my own experiences that have come back to me very vividly and I find it really hard to sleep, hard to think, hard to communicate a lot of the feelings that I’ve been having about anxiety, honest, the guilt for not speaking up earlier,” Reese revealed at Hollywood’s Elle Women last October.
Of the many projects Reese has going on in 2018, she told Marie Claire, she is really excited about working with Jennifer Aniston on a show produced by Apple, which also sees Reese and Aniston serving as producers.
“It’s a show about women in media – the morning news in particular,” Reese told the mag of the show that will reunite the pair who previously starred together on the 90’s hit Friends in which Reese played Aniston’s younger sister.