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Zoë Kravitz Dropped Down To 90 Pounds To Play A Woman With Anorexia

Her latest movie hits too close to home.
Zoë Kravitz Dropped Down To 90 Pounds To Play A Woman With Anorexia Her latest movie hits too close to home.

Zoë Kravitz has taken on a role that's so close to the bone. In her latest movie, "The Road Within", Zoë plays a young woman who battles with anorexia. The character hit too close to home, she barely had to imagine it. The 26-year-old daughter of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet struggled with an eating disorder in high school and into her early 20s.

 "I think it's really important to talk about body image and the struggles a lot of women have with food—especially in the entertainment industry. I related to her in a lot of ways, " she told Nylon.

Tackling her role did take its toll as she had to push herself back to the brink, dropping down to 90 pounds and reacquainting herself with the body of an anorexic.

Zoe Kravitz

"I lost like 20 pounds, so I was 90 pounds while we filmed. I tried to do it in a healthy way, but it's not a healthy thing to do—I would never tell anyone to lose that amount of weight and especially not that quickly. I basically did a cleanse and was drinking pureed vegetables and tea, and running every day."

Now back to a healthy weight, she said: “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.”