07 Julio 2017 10:05
Actress Lily Collins tells how she had to lose weight for the role. And recounts getting complimented on how thin she looked
Actress Lily Collins stars in To the Bone, a new Netflix film about the life of Ellen, a 20-year-old woman with an eating disorder.
Collins (who has suffered from Anorexia in the past) explained that she had to lose weight under medical supervision for her role in the film, making her worry that she might suffer a relapse.
Nonetheless, Collins admitted that it was 'a scary process'.
Lily told The Edit that she even received a compliment on her drastic weight loss from someone she knew well. 'I was leaving my apartment one day and someone I’ve known for a long time, my mom’s age, said to me, “Oh, wow, look at you!”'
Collins had then tried to explain that she'd lost weight for a role in a film about a woman with anorexia but the woman just said 'No! I want to know what you’re doing, you look great!'
Collins then got in the car with her mum and said, 'That is why the problem exists.'
To the Bone, directed by Marti Noxon (who has also suffered from anorexia), will be released worldwide on Netflix on 14 July. When the film was shown at the Sundance Festival, it was highly praised for its powerful, poignant, and blackly comic take on a difficult and traumatic condition.