Diane Keaton is a legend with a long and successful career, and while I think she’s a hot ass mess in a lot of ways, I at least can respect where she’s been and what she’s been through. One of those things is a serious struggle with bulimia when she was in her 20s, wherein she apparently binged and purged on over 20,000 calories per day – a story she’s shared before, but not in such great detail.
From an interview on The Dr. Oz Show (via Radar Online):
“All I did was feed my hunger. I was an addict,” she told Oz.
Oprah’s trusted pal read off a list of foods from then-budding actress’ dangerous daily diet, which included a bucket of chicken, several orders of fries with blue cheese and ketchup, two TV dinners, pounds of candy, a cake and three banana cream pies.
“I was an obese person who had somehow tricked myself and managed to hide it,” the Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty author said. “When you’re living with a lie for four years, it wipes out any growth whatsoever.”
Keaton later recovered with the help of a therapist.
“One day I stopped,” she said. “I never, ever did it again. I just stopped and I don’t even know why.”
Damn, that’s crazy – though unfortunately not all that uncommon for girls, especially ones in Hollywood. Glad to hear she was able to get some help, though I wish some other actresses working these days would do the same…