Christina Ricci - Christina Ricci's Anorexia Controversy Taught Her To Live Life Openly07 March 2012
Christina Ricci's Anorexia Controversy Taught Her To Live Life Openly
The Monster star was fighting to get healthy when the media learned of her issues, and she admits the fall-out was traumatising.
She tells Britain's Marie Claire magazine, "Somebody actually found out about it (her anorexia) and outed me while I was recovering. It was a horrifying thing to do to a 14-year-old trying to cope with a devastating illness."
But Ricci reveals the shocking incident taught her a valuable lesson - and she's been living her life as openly as possible ever since to avoid being "outed" again.
She says, "Out of rage, I vowed that no one would ever be able to out me for a secret again. So I was going to be completely honest in the rest of my life. I don't want to be hurt in that way again."
And the actress, now 32, is glad to have moved past her troubles - because her life is now drama-free.
She adds, "I'm so glad I'm not 20 years old any more. I was in a hurricane. I'm a lot calmer now. I don't cause destruction for myself and others everywhere I go. I take things as they happen and I've learned to be calm about things. Troubleshoot problems as they arise and make the best out of things."
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