Lily Collins Reveals Battle With Eating Disorders During Teenage Years; 'Love, Rosie' Star Says New Film Hits Close To Home
Lily Collins revealed in a recent interview she battled an eating disorder during her teenage years and the new series she is working on with Netflix hits close to home because the character is about a woman seeking treatment for anorexia. She further revealed about her situation in the past during an interview with IMDb.
E! News reported Collins is the lead star in the drama of Marti Noxon called, "To the Bone." The film just debuted at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. The 27-year-old spoke about the character she played in the movie, "This was definitely a more dramatic role for me. I suffered with eating disorders when I was a teenager as well."
Collins wrote a book last year and the chapter regarding her eating disorder was written by her a week before she got the script from Noxon. She said it felt like the universe was putting things in her sphere to help her face the fear she used to have in the past. Collins continued to say the film and the book were ways for her to explain the eating disorder to someone who went through it and to open up a topic that is being considered a taboo.
For the movie "To the Bone," Collins said that she shed some weight in order to appear anorexic in the movie but it was safe because she was guided by a nutritionist. She also said doing the movie made her visit her past emotionally but it was the safest and healthiest way, and while the character was personal, it was freeing, Us Weekly reported.
After the interview, Collins, who is the daughter of singer Phil Collins and Jill Tavelman, received overwhelming support from her fan. The actress then posted a photo of her on Instagram as she thanked those who supported her. She said it is a huge moment for her to own her past, be open and have no shame and regrets about her experiences.
Chilled to the bone but feeling so free. What a huge moment this is for me. Owning my past, being open, and having no shame or regrets about my experiences. Sharing my history with eating disorders and how personal this film has been is one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life. Thank you for all your love and support. I'm sending all of mine right back (especially today!) and remember, you are never ever alone #Unfiltered...
A photo posted by Lily Collins (@lilyjcollins) on Jan 21, 2017 at 3:11pm PST
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