The year-old who portrays the role of novelist Cheryl Strayed in the movie, admits that she wanted to be as real and truthful as possible, reports eonline. With that mindset, the Academy Award winner agreed to do some naked scenes for the big-screen adaptation of the novel with the same name. When asked how she felt doing the nude scenes in the film, she said: "It was scary and challenging. It's not just a movie about somebody walking. It's really about someone who feels profoundly hurt and lost.