Everyone dreams of being rich and famous at some point in their life, but Minnie Driver, who became a celebrity overnight after starring in Good Will Hunting, revealed in recent interview that it isn't all it's cracked up to be.
She told Britain's Stylist magazine that fame at a young age made her go "a bit bonkers," explaining:
"I definitely went a bit bonkers in my early 20s, when I got famous quite quickly. Bonkers in a way where I didn't eat enough, I drank too much coffee, smoked too many cigarettes, cried a lot and was very emotional."
Although her career was growing, her weight was plummeting and at point only weighed 98 pounds!
Fortunately, her family was there to talk some sense into her, as she continued to share with the publication:
"My sister showed up one day and said, 'I don't recognize you. You weigh 98 pounds and you're behaving like an idiot.' I came back to England and sorted myself out. Hollywood is portrayed in this super glamorous way, but when I see pictures of actresses going off the rails, it doesn't surprise me at all. You have to have solid family and friends."
Absolutely! People do not want to believe it, but there often IS a price for fame. The scariest part is that most celebs aren't aware of what that price is until they pay it!
We're glad Minnie got the help she needed in her early years and isn't facing the type of crisis that Demi Moore is now. The actress must have a lot more life experiences to share too because she is reportedly writing an autobiography!
If it offers more valuable insights into the life of a celebrity like this, we can't wait to read it!
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