New York: Actress Lily Collins says she was initially unsure about taking up the film “To The Bone” as she suffered from anorexia in her real life and she was too close to the issue.
The 28-year-old actress reveals she had written about her struggle with the eating disorder in her book “Unfiltered” almost a week before she received the script, reported Elle US.com.
“At first I was apprehensive, because we don’t get the opportunity very often to step back into shoes we once filled that weren’t necessarily positive. And it was kind of nerve-wracking. You’re doing it for a part, but it’s something so close to you…
“The interesting thing is that I wrote my chapter in my book on my history with them about a week before I got the script for this project. It was like the universe sending me the message…” Collins says.
The actress adds director Marti Noxon and the team made sure she did not face any trouble while shooting for the film.
“Right away, Marti and everyone made me feel so comfortable. They definitely had my best interests at heart, so that fear went away,” she says.