Lily Collins stars as a younger lady battling anorexia within the indie movie “To The Bone,” and the actress has a private connection to the subject material.
Collins revealed on Saturday at Selection’s studio on the Sundance Movie Competition in Park Metropolis, Utah, that she previously battled an consuming dysfunction.
“This film was actually necessary to me to be part of as a result of, as an adolescent, I suffered from consuming issues,” Collins mentioned.
“That is the primary time I’m speaking about it. That is my second of speaking about it,” Collins shared. “It’s necessary. It’s actually necessary. It’s one thing that plenty of younger girls undergo and there’s no disgrace in it, and this film is about that — it’s about embracing your previous and about realizing it’s one thing that doesn’t outline who you’re, nevertheless it’s about your experiences, surrounding your self with those that assist you, and about surviving and getting by it.”
“The The Bone,” which is in the U.S. dramatic competition at the festival, is based off the real-life experiences of writer/director Marti Noxon, who also dealt with an eating disorder in her past. Keanu Reeves stars alongside Collins in the film, playing her character’s doctor.
Collins explained that she was immediately drawn to the project because of her common ground with Noxon.
“This was something that right away when I met Marti, I completely was like, oh my god, we have to work together,” Collins said. “We have to tell this story because it’s something I think that’s incredibly taboo with young men and women to talk about, especially in today’s day and age where it’s more and more prevalent.”
In prepping for the position, Collins appeared again to her personal experiences and Noxon’s. The Golden Globe nominee additionally met with consultants within the discipline, plus others who’ve suffered from consuming issues.
“Marti was so nurturing immediately to reference my experiences, but in addition…in a means, I’m enjoying Marti’s life, so I simply talked to her about all her experiences and we shared so much,” Collins mentioned. “I talked to the pinnacle of the UCLA division for consuming issues and spoke to medical medical doctors concerning the info, and we visited teams of younger ladies and heard about their tales.”
Collins is one in all many ladies in Hollywood who’ve spoken up about their previous consuming issues, together with Demi Lovato, Zoe Kravitz, Portia De Rossi, Candace Cameron Bure, “Ladies” star Zosia Mamet and “Good Morning America’s” Ginger Zee.