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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