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“There were times when it was really bad,” she told the newspaper. “There have been times in my life where I haven’t wanted to leave the house.”
Her inner turmoil followed her past her teenage years, and Anderson hinted that her addiction issues lasted much longer, though she wouldn’t specifically talk about that. She also struggled with body image, but now refuses to acknowledge those insecurities.
“All I know is that when I meditate, one goes beyond the physical, and it is possible to tap into a sense of absolute contentment and joy in that place. So if that’s where you’re starting, then actually none of this,” she added, gesturing to her body, “means anything, really.”
Working in an industry obsessed with image, Anderson knows that her looks matter, and has taken a laid-back, realistic approach to those concerns.