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Collins, who started out as a model, believes the fashion industry in particular would benefit from a renewed discussion on the health of models. "I think the BMI conversation was really important," she said about France's regulations that runway models must have a body mass index of at least 18 and a doctor's note to walk.

"But then you do watch fashion shows and you do see extremely small girls walking down the runway, and a lot of them are really young and haven't become women yet," she says. "It’s like their body shape hasn't changed. Some girls look like they're about to pass out. I think there's still a conversation to be had there about runway sizes."

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It made me wonder - see, for me, I've always ultimately wanted to be directing and I'm trying to segue into that - with you, was it the case that you studied journalism and did a little after college, but the hope was always to go into acting?

Yeah, I always knew that I wanted to act. But I was always super intrigued about asking questions and seeing human nature and human response and knew it would better inform me as an actor. And then, taking that on camera, I could better understand my angles, what it was to edit, how edits happen and how to take direction. There are so many facets of the industry I think can be applied to other areas you wouldn't necessarily associate them with. So having those skills is really important because a lot of people in the field you end up in haven't necessarily had the type of experience you've had. It can give you an interesting perspective I think.

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The Ischia Global Film and Music Festival will present the European premiere of To the Bone on July 15. Star Lily Collins will be on hand to accept the festi's rising star award at the Regina Isabella’s outdoor theater by the sea. Co-star Alex Sharp will also be honored with Ischia's breakout actor award.

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Just a few months after filming wrapped on “To the Bone” — which hit Netflix on Friday — Collins was set to begin promoting her role in Warren Beatty’s “Rules Don’t Apply.” It was a big moment in her career, and she even ended up earning a Golden Globe nomination for her turn in the film. That’s when her publicity team came forward to give her some hard news.

“Magazines were concerned about my appearance and didn’t want to put me in their publications because of how I looked at the time,” the actress recalls. “They said, ‘Even though she lost it for the movie, it’s putting out an image that we don’t feel is positive for our readers.’ I was blown away by their resistance, but in an almost great way. I have to commend them for it. It was a real a-ha moment for me, that this could start to affect my work. If I could have snapped my fingers and gained 10 pounds in that moment, I would have.”

Read the full interview at the LA Times

Marti Noxon and Lily Collins tell THR about the real-life basis of the controversial dramedy, which debuts July 14.

What's It About?
To The Bone stars Lily Collins as Ellen, a young woman who makes a last attempt to conquer her severe anorexia by entering a group recovery home. Keanu Reeves plays the home’s lead doctor, Carrie Preston plays her stepmother, and Alex Sharp, Alanna Ubach and Retta are among those who help her through the program.

The dramedy, which Netflix acquired after it premiered at Sundance to positive reviews, debuts in limited theaters and on the platform on July 14. THR’s film critic called it “occasionally harrowing but also surprisingly warm and funny.”

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