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Zoe Kravitz Opens Up on Her Scary Anorexia Battle

Zoe Kravitz Opens Up on Her Scary Anorexia Battle

Zoe Kravitz keeps it fierce on the cover of Complex magazine’s April/May 2015 issue, out on newsstands now!

Here’s what the 26-year-old actress had to share with the mag:

On growing up in a famous family: “When I was younger, I really wanted to prove to people I was a normal human being, that I was cool, chill… I had a really hard time when I was 16, 17, 18… I don’t think it was about the fame, but I think it was definitely about being around that world, seeing that world. I felt pressured.”

On overcoming anorexia: “It was f–ked up, man. You could see my rib cage. I was just trying to lose more weight for the film but I couldn’t see: You’re there. Stop. It was scary… [Now,] I feel like something has left my body, like some part of me is gone now, something that was making me so insecure. And it feels amazing.”

On coming in to her own: “It’s not that I hate fame or don’t appreciate the response, it’s just not the fire. [Fame] for me is a result of famous parents and hopefully doing my own thing. I know so many talented people that do the most amazing things but they need to work at a restaurant. I don’t. I can make all the art I want and get paid to do it—it’s fucking crazy. I’m so thankful for it.”

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  • Brian

    She lost weight for a role, maybe to much, that is not anorexia. Anorexia is not just about losing weight and at one time. Anorexia a serious psychological and physical disease, with serious consequences that affect your whole body and with very visible signs.
    The signs and consequences are tireness, lack of energy, lack of you period, infertility, heart problems, to much white thin facial hair etc

    I hate when people use words, and as serious as anorexia, without understanding what it means.

    Being skinny or too skinny doesn’t mean you are anorexic.

    The media with their obsession with women’s bodies and body shamming only make this worse.


    She and FKA twigs could be sisters.

  • Hallie

    The anorexia she’s discussing is from when she was in high school, not for the role. This interview is a little misquoted. I think she did have a minor relapse though during filming. I suggest reading the whole article.

  • Penny Dreadful

    She’s an awful actress. People say she’s super fun in real life, but onscreen she’s dull as dishwater.