Witherspoon Admits to Singing Stage Fright in 'Walk the Line'
November 11, 2005

Reese Witherspoon is about to hit the big screen like you've never seen, or heard, her before. The actress joins Joaquin Phoenix in "Walk the Line," a biopic about Johnny Cash and his wife, June Carter.

Forget lip synching, Witherspoon and Phoenix sang every note in the film. "Being really outside my comfort zone is scary," Witherspoon admitted. "The first time I heard my voice recorded I thought I was going to die. It was so awful. I think I sound pretty good in the car, the shower, then you sing in a mic, they play it back, and wow, I was untalented."

"It makes me so nervous," Witherspoon continued. "The nerves are what really got me. I was so nervous they had to push me on stage, and I would literally shake the whole day I had to sing."

But Witherspoon obviously got over her nerves to nail the portrayal of country singer Carter, and Witherspoon admitted that she's finally made a movie her husband, actor Ryan Phillippe, wants to see.

"My husband is like, 'All my friends want to see it,' which is a great thing, because they don't always see my movies," she said. "It's a good thing. There's not a bunch of guys in their late 20's going to see 'Legally Blonde' in front of people. They might rent the video."

Be front and center for "Walk the Line" when it hits theaters on November 18th.


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