Entertainment Movies Reese Witherspoon on Her 'Wild' Sex Scene: My Husband Is 'Supportive' The Oscar winner talks about baring all – and going makeup free! – in her new film By Jeff Nelson Jeff Nelson Instagram Twitter Jeff Nelson is the Senior News Editor, Entertainment at PEOPLE. For nearly a decade, he has worked across the brand's entertainment verticals, reporting on breaking news and writing and editing across platforms, as well as securing A-list cover exclusives, including Barry Manilow's coming out and an at-home interview with Madonna. Jeff has appeared as an expert on Good Morning America, Extra, HLN and SiriusXM, as well as at RuPaul's DragCon as a moderator. He studied magazine journalism at Drake University, graduating with a B.A. in Journalism & Mass Communication. People Editorial Guidelines Published on September 9, 2014 06:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Reese Witherspoon is walking on the Wild side. The Oscar winner, 38, is once again earning Academy Awards buzz – this time for her raw performance in the upcoming drama Wild, which scored a standing ovation following its premiere Monday night at the Toronto International Film Festival. (PEOPLE called it before the fest started!) Playing author Cheryl Strayed, who wrote the best-selling memoir upon which the film is based, Witherspoon is vulnerable and completely stripped-down – especially in one intense sex scene. So what did her husband Jim Toth think of the bold scene? “He’s always very supportive,” she told PEOPLE on the red carpet at the film’s premiere. “I’m very lucky to have a supportive husband.” The real challenge, she says, wasn’t baring all – it was going bare-faced. “Oh, I’m Southern – I like some makeup!” she said with a laugh. “It wasn’t easy.” Wild hits theaters Dec. 5. Stars Dazzle Toronto Film Fest Want more stories like this? Sign up for our newsletter and other special offers: sign me up Thank you for signing up!