Reese Wetherspoon has finally found a way to beat the pinworm disease: The actress has found a cure for the common parasite.
Witherspoons’ pinworm-themed film, The Pinworm Movie, was released in September, and it has been the subject of several viral infections since then.
According to the film’s director, Reese, there’s a way for people with pinworms to stop the worms from attacking their bodies.
“We had this little film called Pinworm in the beginning of ‘Pinworm’ and we were like, ‘You know, what’s the worst thing that can happen?'” said Wethersons co-star Jada Pinkett Smith.
“We had to make sure that we knew what was happening, and that we could be the catalyst for it.
We went to see a doctor, and he told us that pinworms can only be treated with antibiotics.”
The Pinworm-focused movie follows a group of patients who become infected with a rare form of the disease called the pinworms, which infects the liver and other parts of the body.
They also end up in the hospital and must have an amputation for life.
“We didn’t know if we could ever find a cure or not,” said Withersons father, John Witherson.
“So, the idea that we were trying to find a way out of that situation was a big part of what made this film.”
Smith and her co-stars Jada, Reese and a host of other celebs including Amy Poehler, Lena Dunham, and Adam Driver all spoke about the film and its message, including the fact that there are no proven cures for the pinworm disease.
Wethers, who has battled various health conditions throughout her life, said the illness she has is the result of the pin worm infection.
“I am just in the throes of the worst, worst thing ever, and I have been through it before,” she said.
“It is like a virus.
It comes and it goes, it eats your liver and takes it away.
And it just keeps coming back.
And I have to live with it.
And so the idea of just being able to stop it from taking me away from it, that was just a really beautiful moment.”
Wetherspoons is one of the only celebs who has spoken publicly about the disease and its effects on her life.
Earlier this month, she spoke about her struggles with the disease on the Today show, telling host Matt Lauer that it “feels like death every day.”
“Pinworm is a disease, it is a parasite,” she added.
“If you think about it, a lot of the time when people are sick, the doctor says, ‘I can treat you with antibiotics.
That’s how we cure the disease.’
And you know, we don’t have that option.”
Watch the trailer for The Pinworms Movie: