Lily Collins Praised For ‘To The Bone’ Weight Loss: That Is Why The Problem Exists

Lily Collins Praised For 'To The Bone' Weight Loss: That Is Why The Problem Exists

Lily Collins Praised For 'To The Bone' Weight Loss: That Is Why The Problem Exists

* Trigger warning, the content below deals with Lily Collins’ portrayal of a character with an eating disorder .*

You may know Lily Collins for playing Rosie in the romantic comedyor forher Golden Globe-nominated role in last year’s

Whether you’re familiar with her or not, the 28 -year-old has been proving herselfto be a dedicated actress for some time now.

Lily Collins Praised For 'To The Bone' Weight Loss: That Is Why The Problem Exists

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Collins’ newest role in Netflix’s upcoming movieis no exception to her talent and to committed process, both of which can be seen in the wayshe exquisitely approaches a character named Ellen battling a mental disorder.

To get into character, Collins, who wrote a book about her own history with eating disorders and body image, lost a significant amount of weight in order to play the young woman struggling with anorexia.

In fact, Collins lost so much weight even she was shocked upon watching a picture of herselfwhile filming. She told The Edit in an interview about theproject,

There’s a scene where I’m taking my clothes off to be weighed byCarrie Preston, my stepmom in the movie, who takes a photo on her phone and depicts it to me. I didn’t believe she’d actually take one but she did.I saw myself in the photo and my heart fell. Sowhen my mom watched the movie, she saw Lily’s reaction because she knows me the best.

Lily Collins Praised For 'To The Bone' Weight Loss: That Is Why The Problem Exists

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Perhaps even more harrowing than Collins’ own reaction to her weight loss, though, is the reaction of one girl who the actress’s gaunt appearance. Collins said,

When she tried to explain herdramatically thin appearance was for a role, she was met with,

After hearing that, Collins told The Edit,

Clearly, the comment Collins received about her body demonstrates there is still much work to do in order to redefine the standards for health and beauty. Let’s hope approaches the subject with tact and positively propels the conversation about mental illness, body image, and beauty standards.

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Lily Collins Praised For 'To The Bone' Weight Loss: That Is Why The Problem Exists
Lily Collins Praised For 'To The Bone' Weight Loss: That Is Why The Problem Exists
Lily Collins Praised For 'To The Bone' Weight Loss: That Is Why The Problem Exists
Lily Collins Praised For 'To The Bone' Weight Loss: That Is Why The Problem Exists
Lily Collins Praised For 'To The Bone' Weight Loss: That Is Why The Problem Exists

Lily Collins Praised For 'To The Bone' Weight Loss: That Is Why The Problem Exists

Lily Collins Praised For 'To The Bone' Weight Loss: That Is Why The Problem Exists

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