Lily Collins Opens About Struggle With Own Eating Disorder Before 'To The Bone' Sundance Premiere

Lily Collins Opens About Struggle With Own Eating Disorder Before 'To The Bone' Sundance Premiere

Lily Collins is the latest celeb to bravely open up about her past struggle with eating disorders.

The actress, who is starring in a film called To The Bone, about an eating disorder, spoke about her personal struggles during an interview during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival over the weekend.

“This was definitely a more dramatic role for me, I suffered with eating disorders when I was a teenager as well,” she shared while at the IMDb Studio at Sundance. “I wrote a book last year and I wrote my chapter on my experiences a week before I got Marti [Noxon]’s script and it was like the universe putting these things in my sphere to help me face, kind of dead on, a fear that I used to have.”

She added, “And, a way to explain it as someone who’s gone through it and to open up a topic that is considered quite taboo with young people nowadays, male, female, and to really start a conversation.”

Lily continues, “It caused me to have to emotionally go there, but in a way that was the most safe, healthy way possible with a nutritionist, and really to physically go there but also emotionally and it did require a different set of emotional skills, to kind of go back in time for me, with you know, my experiences. So definitely a different type of film for me to do, very, very personal.”

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  • Jamie Salve

    Eating disorder is a serious problem. If you have a friend who has an eating disorder, support them any way you can. A good resource worth consider getting is this book called 8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder http://amzn.to/2jhBewm . It has tons of useful information and tips to overcome this issue.