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Reese Witherspoon's daughter uncomfortable with mum's nudity in new film

Reese Witherspoon's efforts to teach her daughter to be proud of her body backfired when the teenager baulked at the idea of seeing her mother naked in a new film.

The actress felt sure her daughter Ava would appreciate new movie Wild, in which the Oscar winner plays an adventurer who takes off on a marathon hike following a life catastrophe, and she hoped the youngster would approve of a scene in which she bares all as character Cheryl Strayed.


Witherspoon says, "Ava's 15 and there are parts in the film that I had to explain to her. I told her, 'I'm naked in the movie...' and she was like, 'Mom, that's so weird!'


"I said, 'I had to be brave Ava, and I couldn't just tell the parts I was comfortable with, because Cheryl was brave to tell her whole story, so I had to tell even the parts that I was scared to do'.


"She's like, 'I know but if this was (Witherspoon's mother) Grandma Betty...' I said, 'You're right, that would be really, really weird!' But she's very proud of me."