Lily Collins Recalls Being Praised For Drastic Weight Loss After Playing Anorexic Character ‘This Is Why The Problem Exists’

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Sadly, this doesn’t astound us one bit.

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The starlet remembered:

“I was leaving my apartment one day and someone I’ve known for a long time, my mom’s age, said to me, ‘Oh, wow, look at you! ‘ I tried to explain[ I had lost weight for a role] and she goes, ‘No! I want to know what you’re doing, you look great! ‘ I got into the car with my momma and said, ‘That is why the problem exists.'”

Ugh, precisely!

Miz Collins went on to say determining the film was difficult for her mother, who had watched Lily combat a similar illnes 😛 TAGEND

“The first time she was a bit in shock. The second day I appeared over at the end and she was sobbing; it really made her hard. I never craved her to feeling responsible; she’s like our friend. When she saw the movie, I guess she recognized so much of me in Ellen.”

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“There’s a scene where I’m taking my clothes off to be weighed by Carrie Preston, my stepmom in the movie, who takes a photo on her telephone and shows it to me. I didn’t believe she’d actually take one but she did. I visualized myself in the photo and my heart fell. So when my mom recognized the cinema, she saw Lily’s reaction because she knows me the best.”

To read the full interview, click HERE.

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