"I Became A Master At Hiding": Diane Keaton On Her 20s And Bulimia
If you are a fan of old-school movies, you are defenitely familiar with Diane Keaton. And you probably know how cute and skinny she was at 20. But sometimes, behind all the beauty, there are serious illnesses which people hide from bothersome eyes.
For the first time, she had to lose weight in 1968. The director of Hair on Broadway offered her a leading role in the film, only if she would be thinner. In her interviews and books, Keaton admitted that as a 20-year-old, she was under a huge psychological pressure.
She became a master at hiding
When she lost weight, she remained in the same shape for more than a year and hid from everyone the fact that she was on a "diet." At The Dr. Oz Show, she admitted that she could consume up to 20,000 calories a day.
I became a master at hiding. Hiding any evidence — how do you make sure no one knows? You live a lifestyle that is very strange. You’re living a lie.
Her ex-boyfriend Woody Allen was puzzled when he found out about the illness years after their relationship ended. He admitted that he did not even notice the problem, so well - she knew how to hide it.
It is also possible that bulimia led to infertility. The actress told that she was trying to get pregnant, but it didn't work out. Now, Diane brings up adopted children.
We still love you, Diane
Now, memories of the disease overshadowed her good times on Broadway. She remembers how hard it was for her to hide and cope with the problem alone. Professional psychological theraphy helped her to regain her happy life, but she still has to worry about her appearance.
People were nice enough, but I felt like an outsider. ... I had a problem — it was sick and creepy. Bulimia takes a lot of time out of your day.
In any case, she left her mark on the whole cinematographic industry and gave us beautiful characters in the favorite movies. We are sure that the public would love her no matter what her weight was. And we appreciate her courage. What do you think about the Diane's story?