Zoë Kravitz Opens Up About Past Struggles With Eating Disorders, Says She ”Felt Pressured” by Fame

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Zoë Kravitz keeps it real in Complex magazine’s April/May 2015 issue.

The Insurgent star graces the cover of the magazine and opens up about growing up in the limelight with her famous parents, Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet, and her past struggles with anorexia and bulimia.

“I had a really hard time when I was 16, 17, 18. I started with the eating disorder in high schoolI 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… It was f–ked up, man. You could see my ribcage. I was just trying to lose more weight for the film, but I couldn’t see: You’re there. Stop. It was scary,” the 26-year-old admitted.

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“My mother’s a…beautiful woman, and I think, in some way, I felt intimidated by that sometimes. Everyone sees themselves in some weird, obscure way. People meet her and don’t know what to do with themselves, but she doesn’t know how f–king cool she is. Or what she means to the rest of the world.”

Kravitz added, while chuckling, “[And] my dad dated a lot of supermodels.”

But nowadays she says she feels as though she’s moved past that difficult period of her life, adding, “[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.”

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