Lily Collins Opens Up About Having An Eating Disorder


Lily Collins is just one of the estimated eight million Americans who knows how it feels to suffer from an eating disorder, and she's getting closure in a pretty badass way.

The Golden Globe nominee's upcoming film, “To The Bone,” tells the story of a young girl's experience battling anorexia.

Lily bonded with director Marti Noxon over their similar histories struggling with eating disorders.

The "unREAL" co-creator previously tackled mental health issues on her Lifetime series, following Shiri Appleby's character's balance of constant work and unspecified mental illness.


The storyline of "To The Bone," as well as its dark humor, allowed the 27-year-old to open up to fans about her past.

She told the Hollywood Reporter,

Though eating disorders — which, according to ANAD, have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness — and their portrayal in media are generally grim, Lily said the tone of the film acknowledges the lighter moments of the struggle as well.

"To The Bone" makes its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

With such a massive portion of the population hoping to see their story responsibly told with heart and humor, it should be interesting to see how "To The Bone" delivers.

Citations: Lily Collins' New Project Uncovers Her Personal Connection To Eating Disorders (Refinery29)