Zoe Kravitz, the daughter of actress Lisa Bonet and musician Lenny Kravitz, loved being an on-screen anorexic in the film “The Road Within.”
Kravitz, who battled anorexia and bulimia during her teens and early 20s, admits she got hooked on the positive feedback she got after her 20-pound weight loss.
Zoe’s extreme diet consisted of pureed vegetables and clay coupled with lots of cardio exercise like running, Examiner reported.
The 5-foot-2 Kravitz, who started off at 110 pounds, starved herself down to 90 pounds and at one point stopped getting her period because of her drastic low-calorie diet.
“I ended up drinking clay because it cleans out your body and fills you up,” said Zoe. “I was eating a Mason jar of pureed vegetables a day and running.”
Zoe, who had battled an eating disorder during her teens and early twenties, admitted she was reluctant to regain the weight once filming wrapped.
“Part of me didn’t want to gain the weight back, which was scary,” Kravitz, 26, recalled. “I was so thin that I wasn’t getting my period. People were like, ‘You look so good!’ And I was like, ‘Oh my God, that is disturbing.'”
Zoe said the weight loss was really rough because she was lightheaded all the time from the starvation diet and intense exercise.
Kravitz said she identified with the anorexic character she played in The Road Within because she battled anorexia and bulimia growing up in the shadow of her attractive and famous parents, Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet, who played Denise Huxtable on “The Cosby Show.”
“My mother’s a beautiful woman, and I think I felt intimidated by that,” said Zoe. “I had a really hard time when I was 16, 17, 18. I started with the eating disorder in high school.”