Troian Bellisario shares graphic details about anorexia battle: 'It nearly killed me'

Bruno Cirelli
Luglio 19, 2017

And while there may be plenty of similarities between real life and her PLL alter-ego, Bellisario says things behind the scenes sometimes feel just as complicated as life in Rosewood. Although Troian Bellisario has spoken candidly in the past about her eating disorder, many assumed she was doing well given the fact that she has been in recovery for the past 10 years.

"There is a part of my brain that defies logic", she writes in the latest edition of Lenny Letter. "Writing, producing, and acting in [Feed] helped me get one more degree of separation from my disease in what I know will be a lifetime of work in recovery", she says.

Bellisario wrote the script based on her own experience with anorexia and hopes that it will help others deal with the internal struggle she knows so well. "Once, it completely convinced me I should live off 300 calories a day, and at some point, it told me even that was too much", she continued.

Troian also wrote, produced, and starred in the newly released film, "Feed" about a young woman who starves herself as a way of coping with her twin brother's death.

"That part of my brain is my disease, and there was a time when it had absolute authority over me", she wrote. "It nearly killed me, and you can see that even though I have lived in recovery for ten years now, it still finds loads of fun, insidious ways to thwart me to this day". "Through hard introspection, intense medical and mental care, a supportive family, friends and patient and loving partner, I survived, which is rare". It is my greatest hope that someone watching it, struggling with the same challenges I do, might think, What if I were enough too?

Now the popular actress is coming forward to admit that the destructive voice is still in her head wreaking havoc, making her feel as if she is a disappointment or telling her, "You are not enough". "I want to create in rebellion".

Her husband, Suits star Patrick J. Adams, expressed that same support via Twitter today, posting a link to Bellisario's essay and calling her "the bravest and most attractive woman I've ever met".

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