Calista Flockhart‘s Journey: From Anorexia Rumors to Healthy Eating and Lifestyle Calista Flockhart Addresses Past Anorexia Rumors: “It Was Going to Ruin My Career”
In a recent interview with The New York Times, actress Calista Flockhart opened up about the impact of past rumors that she had an eating disorder, specifically anorexia.
Rumors Take a Toll
Flockhart explained that the persistent talk about her weight, which began when she played the titular character in the hit Fox legal dramedy “Ally McBeal,” had a profound effect on her physical and mental health.
“I was an easy target, I guess. It was painful, it was complicated. I loved working on Ally McBeal, and it just made it sour,” she said.
The actress described feeling sleep-deprived, depressed, and worried that her Career would be ruined due to the rumors.
Flockhart emphasized that the rumors were false and unfair, especially considering the struggle many people face with Eating Disorders.
“They call it body-shaming now. I haven’t thought about it in a long time, but it’s really not OK to accuse someone of having a disease that a lot of people struggle with,” she said.
The Actress also pointed out that she has never had to watch her weight and that her small stature is simply a natural trait.
Despite the challenges she faced, Flockhart remained resilient and focused on her work.
“I had days where I was really hurt and embarrassed and infuriated, but I had to keep going. I just put my head down and kept working,” she said.
Flockhart expressed gratitude for the support of her family and friends during that difficult time.
A Healthier Perspective
Today, Flockhart maintains a healthy Lifestyle and is thankful for the opportunity to have moved on from the past rumors.
“I look back at pictures, and I’m the same then as I am now, and nobody says a word now,” she said.
The Actress hopes that sharing her story will help others who have been affected by eating disorders or body-shaming.
If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder, please seek help. You are not alone.
- National Eating Disorders Association: www.nationaleatingdisorders.org
- Mayo Clinic: www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/anorexia-nervosa/symptoms-causes/syc-20353591