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Reese Witherspoon says filming sex scene with Mark Wahlberg in Fear wasn't a good experience

Reese Witherspoon says filming sex scene with Mark Wahlberg in Fear wasn't a good experience

The now 47-year-old was just 19 when she filmed the raunchy scene in the psycho-thriller

Reese Witherspoon didn’t exactly enjoy filming her sex scene with Mark Wahlberg in Fear.

The now 47-year-old filmed the 1996 psycho-thriller when she was 19-years-old.

Witherspoon played young Nicole Walker in the movie, who falls for the villain David McCall - played by Wahlberg.

Her 16-year-old character eventually sleeps with 23-year-old David.

During the movie directed by James Foley, Witherspoon’s character has an orgasm on a rollercoaster.

But the actor recently revealed to Harper’s Bazaar that she had ‘no control’ over the scene.

The Oscar-winning star said: “It wasn't explicit in the script that that's what was going to happen, so that was something that I think the director thought of on his own and then asked me on set if I would do it, and I said no.

Reese Witherspoon played 16-year-old Nicole in the movie.
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“It wasn't a particularly great experience.”

Witherspoon also requested a stunt double for all of the below-the-waist scenes in Fear.

Years before she starred in her other major roles in the likes of Legally Blonde and Sweet Home Alabama, the psycho-thriller was a real learning experience for the actor.

She said: “It made me understand where my place was in the pecking order of filmmaking.”

But she did add of the Foley-directed movie: “I’m certainly not traumatized or anything by it, but it was formative.”

Nowadays, Witherspoon runs her production company, Hello Sunshine.

Founded in 2016, it focuses on telling female-led series such as the HBO series Big Little Lies, which the actor also starred in.

Hello Sunshine is also responsible for the likes of The Morning Show, Little Fires Everywhere and Daisy Jones & the Six.

Reese Witherspoon and Mark Wahlberg's characters fell 'in love' in the psycho-thriller.
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Witherspoon also added of Fear: “I think it's another one of those stories that made me want to be an agent for change and someone who maybe can be in a better leadership position to tell stories from a female perspective instead of from the male gaze.”

Speaking about Hello Sunshine, she told Harper’s Bazaar that it was founded around the idea that media ‘was largely dominated by male voices and male perspectives’.

Witherspoon said: “[Being] able to create opportunities [with Sunshine Media] where women are telling their stories in their own words, you’re just getting a better perspective of the human experience.

“It’s just a new time, a new era for women to succeed and excel, and I’m happy to be the rocket fuel they need.”

Foley’s movie was her ninth and it made over $20 million at the US box office.

The director is responsible for films such as Fifty Shades Darker, Fifty Shades Freed and At Close Range.

UNILAD has contacted representatives for Mark Wahlberg and Universal Pictures for comment.

Featured Image Credit: Leon Bennett / Stringer / Everett Collection Inc / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: Film and TV, Celebrity, Mark Wahlberg, Sex and Relationships