Director Jean-Marc Vallee is on a 'Wild' ride in Hollywood

December 2, 2014 1:06 PM

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While filming "Wild," director Jean-Marc Vallee set some de-glamorizing ground rules for his lead actress, Reese Witherspoon: She couldn't wear makeup, had to cover the mirrors in her trailer and wasn't allowed to lighten the load in the comically massive backpack worn by her character, Cheryl Strayed.

"The film is called 'Wild,' not 'Nice' or 'Sweet,'" Vallee said, explaining his stripped-down approach, a performer-friendly style of filmmaking that relies on natural light, handheld cameras and lean crews.

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