Minnie Driver gave an interview to the UK’s Stylist magazine and revealed that in the mid-90s–at the height of her Good Will Hunting fame–she struggled with disordered eating:
“I definitely went a bit bonkers in my early 20s, when I got famous quickly. Bonkers in a way where I didn’t eat enough, I drank too much, smoked too many cigarettes, cried a lot and was very emotional.”
The star claims to have dropped to 98 lbs., until her sister intervened. Says Driver: “My sister showed up one day and said, “I don’t recognize you. You weigh seven stone and you’re behaving like an idiot.”
Yes, like countless actresses, Driver either felt pressure to stay rail thin or pressured herself to do so… what’s particularly chilling about her admission, though, is that she’s one of few actresses who haven’t been dogged by eating disorder rumors… despite apparently, subsisting on a lot of coffee and cigarettes.
(via Daily Mail)