Lily Collins has revealed that she suffered from eating disorders while growing up
Portraying Ellen, who has already attended four treatment centres and is now in her fifth and final facility as an inpatient, the 27-year-old has spoken of how her own struggle with food took over her life.
“I suffered with eating disorders when I was a teenager as well… it was an entire physical and emotional experience,” said Lily at the Sundance Film Festival which took place in Utah over the weekend.
“It is a topic that is taboo, I think, with young girls, and it is really important to tell a story with this subject matter,” the actress and model, who recently received a Best Actress in a Musical nomination at the Golden Globes, added.
She hopes taking on the harrowing role will serve as some sort of a cathartic experience, allowing her to better come to terms with the demons of her past: “This was definitely a more dramatic role for me. I wrote a book last year and I wrote my chapter on my experiences a week before I got [writer-director Marti Noxon’s] script.
I suffered with eating disorders when I was a teenager as well… it was an entire physical and emotional experience
“It was like the universe putting these things in my sphere to help me face a fear that I used to have.
"It did require a different set of emotional skills, to go back in time for me, with my experiences.
"So definitely very, very personal.”
Kristina Rihanoff has admitted she and Ben Cohen very nearly did their own reality tv programme
Kristina Rihanoff has admitted she and Ben Cohen very nearly did their own reality television programme – but she pulled the plug on the idea because she was expecting their first child.
“We were asked to do one but I was pregnant. We talked to several production companies but there was a lot happening. And we were moving house as well.
"It came at an important moment in our lives but you have to think about it,” the 39-year-old tells Day & Night at the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards.
Kristina, and ex-England rugby star Ben, 38, welcomed daughter Milena in June but it seems as though purse strings were almost as much of a factor as principles when it came to their final decision: “In my heart and soul I am a dancer.
"To open the doors on our private life it has to be a very good contract that is all I am going to say.
James Martin used Keith Floyd’s old Citroën 2CV for his televised French road trip
James Martin used Keith Floyd’s old Citroën 2CV for his televised French road trip.
The TV chef, 44, whose new ITV daytime cookery show, James Martin’s French Adventure, is filmed in Saint- Émilion, Bordeaux, used his mentor Keith’s old car to get around, and it even still smelt like the wine-loving bon viveur, who died from a heart attack in 2009.
“His daughter called me up and asked if I’d like to buy his car and within 72 hours it was in my garage – all battered and smelling like Oddbins,” the former Saturday Kitchen host, who boasts an impressive collection of classic cars, tells Radio Times.
“My mechanic did the brakes and the engine and put a new exhaust on it, and then it drove faultlessly all over France.”
Joan Bakewell isn’t so sure the Swinging Sixties were anywhere near as swinging as some make out
Joan Bakewell isn’t so sure the Swinging Sixties were anywhere near as swinging as some might make out.
Well, at least not for her personally, as despite presenting an edgy late-night TV programme at the time, Dame Joan was more concerned with looking after her young daughter than involving herself in any of that sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll.
In a talk about her career to the British Library in London, the 83-year-old, who presented Late Night Line-Up on BBC Two from 1965 to 1972, said: “The idea that we were all out of our minds in the 1960s is not strictly true.
“I was on TV late at night and it may have looked a bit risky but in fact I was at home putting my daughter to bed and reading her a story.
“The idea that we were all raving it up is absurd.”
We believe you Joan!
Kylie Minogue celebrates 10 years clear of cancer
Thu, February 25, 2016
As Kylie's upcoming tour 'Kiss Me Once' is fast approaching we take a look at press pictures and ad campaigns of the Australian singer
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Kylie wore two sensational outfits at the Brits
Kylie Minogue and fiancé Joshua Sasse
Flashing her trademark smile, Kylie Minogue looked in great spirits (or should that be grands esprits) at Paris Fashion Week.
The diminutive singer donned a bizarre ensemble, which was a mishmash of styles.
An ethereal flowing see-through white maxi skirt was teamed with a white T-shirt and tailored black suit jacket, and the look was completed with a patterned red scarf around her neck.
The 48-year-old perennial pop princess was in her element as she mingled with guests at the glitzy cocktail party in a Parisian gallery, celebrating artist Harumi Klossowska’s exhibition.
While some have described Kylie as sassy in the past the former Neighbours star should soon be Sasse by name too, when she marries her 29-year-old British actor fiancé Joshua Sasse.