I was compulsively overeating when I was eight years old.
My stepdad provided me with an amazing childhood. I played outside like a normal kid, I rode my bike, I walked to school, but the happiest times were when I was acting.
Now on Friday nights, if I want to go hang out with friends, I go hang out with friends. If I want to stay in and be in the hot tub and have people over to watch movies, I do that.
I want to get to the point where one day I don’t have to have anything but a rug and a microphone stand on stage and still be able to sell out places like Madison Square Garden, like Bruce Springsteen does.
I don’t think there’s going to be a day when I don’t think about food or my body, but I’m living with it, and I wish I could tell young girls to find their safe place and stay with it.
Some of my fans have said that because I’ve been able to speak about my issues, that they’re not afraid to speak about theirs, which is an amazing feeling.
I still had a normal childhood with my friends from school.
I think I’ve definitely had my rock bottom and I think that was probably right before I went into treatment where I said, ‘I definitely need help.’
If it takes me 10 years to be the musician I want to be, great.
I never thought that I’d be a role model. Everyone kind of just made me a role model, and I hated that.
In treatment, all of the negative things I did were stripped away and I had to start processing my feelings.
I don’t see myself doing television, but I do see myself directing.
After hundreds of auditions and nothing, you’re sitting home and wondering, ‘What am I doing?’
On TV, you have wardrobe fittings, you have four cameras on you at all times, and you’re worried about your angles and your lighting and your shots.
Being a celebrity can be dangerous. Nobody says ‘no.’