Zoe Kravitz Discusses Eating Disorder in Complex April/May 2015

Posted Wednesday April 1, 2015 4:14 PM GMT

She hit the celebrity genetic jackpot, but Zoe Kravitz ended up in a very difficult place after growing up with Lenny Kravitz as her dad and Lisa Bonet as her mother.

The “Mad Max” babe told Complex magazine that she struggled with anorexia throughout her teen years. “I had a really hard time when I was 16, 17, 18. I started with the eating disorder in high school… Just [a hard time] loving myself. I think it was part of being a woman, and being surrounded by [fame]. I don’t think it was about the fame, but I think it was definitely about being around that world, seeing that world. I felt pressured.”

Zoe added, “My mother’s a beautiful woman, and I think, in some way, I felt intimidated by that sometimes. Everyone sees themselves in some weird, obscure way. People meet her and don’t know what to do with themselves, but she doesn’t know how f*cking cool she is. Or what she means to the rest of the world.’

And just two years ago, Kravitz weighed just 90 pounds. “My parents got really scared for me to go back down that road. It was f**ked up, man. You could see my rib cage. I was just trying to lose more weight for the film but I couldn’t see- You’re there. Stop. It was scary.”


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