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Troian Bellisario Dishes On Her Decision To Revisit Her Eating Disorder With 'Feed'

Troian Bellisario Dishes On Her Decision To Revisit Her Eating Disorder With 'Feed'

Having an eating disorder is a huge deal; it’s an illness that you truly never get over — and Troian Bellisario found that out while working on her movie, Feed.

In a new feature with Interview magazine, the actress opened up about her decision to revisit the past and tell the story of her own battle with anorexia.

“There was this emptiness in me that I wanted to, not fill, but engage,” she says. “I felt like there was a story in me that hadn’t been told, and it was a very personal story and it came from a point in my life when I felt like I had experienced something.”

Troian, like many others, felt like no one truly understood what she went through — and she’s right. No one, unless it’s another who is having the same struggles, will understand.

“Still to this day, I couldn’t get anyone — even the people who loved me the most, even my boyfriend or my mother or my father — to understand what that experience was truly like for me,” she says. “It was about my eating disorder, and I found there were so many people who thought that it was about losing weight or being skinny, and I couldn’t quite get them to understand that it was about control on a very, very literal level.”

Troian adds about her decision to revisit the past: “It was not easy; it was like engaging with an addiction. One of the things I really wanted the film to explore was that once you have this relationship, once you have this mental illness or this disease, it never really goes away.”

“My neural pathways were all still there and connected to the disease, so when I had engage with the film, it was like poking a sleeping dragon. It was amazing for me to realize, ‘Oh god, this is still all just lying under the surface. I’ve just gotten really good at either ignoring it or choosing to not engage with it.’”

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9 Aspects of 'Pretty Little Liars' We're Really Going to Miss

9 Aspects of 'Pretty Little Liars' We're Really Going to Miss

Pretty Little Liars has been capturing our pretty little hearts since its first chilling, fashion-forward, friendship-heavy episode seven years ago.

We’re not ready for it to end! Lucy Hale, Sasha Pieterse, Ashley Benson, Shay Mitchell, and Troian Bellisario have created such dynamic, complex, and — let’s be real — immaculately dressed characters that we have begun to think of them as our own friends. We love everything from the mystery to the darkness to the redemption to the dialogue, and we’re not ready.

Here are all of our favorite parts of the show that we are going to miss the most when the series comes to an end in June.

Click inside to read them all…

Troian Bellisario's Co-Stars Are So Proud of Her Directorial Debut

Troian Bellisario's Co-Stars Are So Proud of Her Directorial Debut

Troian Bellisario directed last night’s episode of Pretty Little Liars, and we are so proud of her! We’re not the only ones; Troian‘s co-stars Lucy Hale (Aria), Shay Mitchell (Emily), and Keegan Allen (Toby) all tweeted at her to voice their support for her big night.

Troian had the opportunity to direct Lucy, and said it was “a total joy… because…she’s wanted that for a long time.” She explains that her co-star trusted her and “let me play with her, so I think it’s going to turn out great.”

Troian, 28, had never directed before, but delivered a powerful episode, and in our opinion, she totally nailed it. She was also the first regular castmember to direct an episode, this is HUGE!

See what her co-stars had to say of her performance.


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Troian Bellisario Laughs About The Time She Lost Her Phone & It Went To Coachella Without Her

Troian Bellisario Laughs About The Time She Lost Her Phone & It Went To Coachella Without Her

Last year, Troian Bellisario famously lost her phone (inside a bag) during a hiking trip in Los Angeles.

However, someone DID find the bag — a guy named Jack Wagner, who turns out, is actually a pretty cool guy.

After finding Troian‘s phone, he had called people trying to find the owner and also inside the bag, were Coachella tickets that Troian actually meant to sell.

After letting him use the tickets, it turns out that he had a better time at the music festival than she did.

Check out Troian‘s story below!

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Troian Bellisario Opens Up About Directing 'Pretty Little Liars': 'It Was Such A Joy'

Troian Bellisario Opens Up About Directing 'Pretty Little Liars': 'It Was Such A Joy'

There’s only five more days until an all-new Pretty Little Liars — and it’s the episode that Troian Bellisario directed!

The actress, who plays Spencer on the show, headed behind the camera and got the chance to direct two of her favorites, Julian Morris and Lucy Hale.

“I got to work with him as a director [and] I got to direct a scene between Spencer and Wren and it was such a joy,” Troian shared in a recent interview. “It was full circle, because so much of the Spencer story in the pilot was with Wren. I have such a blast with Julian.”

She adds, “I feel like we do have really good chemistry, it’s just easy because we find each other very funny and we really do love each other, so it was a total blast to get to work with him as a director as well as an actor. So you can definitely count on some ‘Wrencer’ time, as the fans call it.”

Troian also dished about working with Lucy one on one for Aria’s storyline.

“I had a more character-driven episode, which was really fun because I got to work with the girls … and take Aria in a direction that was really fun for both of us,” she adds.

“Lucy’s kind of always been the romantic heart of the girls. We all have our romances, but she’s truly the love story, her and Ezra, so to get to take her character in a different direction, away from the romance, was a total joy for both of us because I know she’s wanted that for a long time, so she really trusted me and let me play with her, so I think it’s going to turn out great.”

Be sure to tune in on Tuesday @ 8PM ET/PT on Freeform!

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Are Spoby Really Not Endgame on 'Pretty Little Liars'?!

Are Spoby Really Not Endgame on 'Pretty Little Liars'?!

We need to talk Spoby, you guys.

The fan-favorite Pretty Little Liars couple – consisting, of course, of Spencer (Troian Bellisaro) and Toby (Keegan Allen) – is apparently not endgame.

And it sounds like we’ve already seen that last of their romance!

“I can honestly say that there is not another Spoby kiss,” Keegan recently told ET.

Not to mention, Ashley Benson recently said that she was bummed about Spencer and Toby not ending up together.

What is happening?! Is this all a misdirect from the cast? We are still holding out hope, but man, this doesn’t sound good.

TELL JJJ: Do you think Spoby will end up together?

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PLL's Troian Bellisario Doesn't Wash Her Face In The Morning For This Reason

PLL's Troian Bellisario Doesn't Wash Her Face In The Morning For This Reason

Troian Bellisario is causing us to rethink our entire beauty routine right now.

When we get up in the morning, the first things we do are brush our teeth and wash our face — but apparently, we maybe shouldn’t wash our face at all.

“I read once that when you sleep, a lot of good, natural oils come out of your skin, and that you don’t want to wake up and wash them off right away because it strips your skin and make it really dry,” Troian revealed to Coveteur.

We’ve actually never heard that before.

Here’s what Troian does for her morning routine that gives her skin such a glow: “When I wake up in the morning, I literally just splash cold water on my face and put on a tinted moisturizer with SPF.”

She adds, “If I’m going to work and I haven’t gotten a lot of sleep, I’ll use Skyn Eye Pads, to calm down my eyes, but generally, it’s a tinted moisturizer, a cream blush, and then I’m gone. Mornings are super easy.”

TELL JJJ: What is your morning routine like?

Troian Bellisario Gets Inspired By Fans After NYC Meet & Greet

Troian Bellisario Gets Inspired By Fans After NYC Meet & Greet

Troian Bellisario loves her fans just so much right now!

The Pretty Little Liars actress wrote a touching note to everyone on her Instagram after meeting some fans at the Rituals Fifth Avenue Store opening in New York City this week.

“I just finished reading the beautiful letters that I received yesterday at the meet and greet,” she starts. “I am blown away by them and each and every one of you who was kind enough to come say hi and smile at me.”

“Hearing what Spencer means to you, what the show means, what ‘Exiles’ means, hearing how excited you are for ‘Feed’ & @clarathefilm , and hearing your stories about what you have struggled with or what you are still working through is a total inspiration for me.”

Troian added, “Thank you for supporting me, for supporting my work and for sharing yourselves. You guys are bravery and kindness embodied.”

What an amazing note!

During the meet and greet event, Troian enjoyed a hand treatment and took part in a yoga class, as part of their Slow Down campaign.

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