Film helped Lily Collins face her eating disorders
LILY Collins says her struggle with an eating disorder was an “entire physical experience” which she feels is important to tell in film.
The 27-year-old actress stars as a woman named Ellen, who is battling an eating disorder, in the upcoming drama film To The Bone, and has opened up about her strained relationship with food and body image, dubbing it as emotional, but an “important story”.
She said: “It was an entire physical experience, emotional experience. But I was supported, and it’s a really important story to tell.”
Collins says the movie, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival over the weekend, tackles the subject in a way that makes her proud.
She told Entertainment Tonight: “It’s a topic that’s taboo with young girls, and it’s really important to tell a story with this subject in the way that we tell it.”
Meanwhile, The Mortal Instruments actress, who’s the daughter of music legend Phil Collins, recently said the role had helped her to face her fear of eating disorders.
“This was a more dramatic role for me. I suffered with eating disorders when I was a teenager.
“I wrote a book last year, and I wrote my chapter on my experiences a week before I got the script.
“It was like the universe putting these things in my sphere to help me face, kind of dead on, a fear I used to have.
“It did require a different set of emotional skills, to go back in time.” – Bang Media