Explaining that model and musician friends would stay thin by taking drugs or simply starving themselves, Lily Allen tells Elle UK August 2011 how she would try to compete. There’s more from her interview below along with more photos from her shoot. I’m pretty sure Allen’s decided not to be famous anymore, but the newly-married expectant mother’s willing to shill for her store and clothing label.
- On how everyone in Hollywood is so thin: ‘I hang out with models, the biggest pop stars and, you know, really and honestly, I hate saying this, but none of them are achieving those body shapes by being healthy,’ she revealed. ‘They’re not just going to the gym two hours a day. They’re not eating or they’re taking speed not to eat. In America everyone abuses that Adderall stuff and people aren’t normal.’
- On her own issues with food: ‘[Being thin left me] deeply unhappy most of the time,’ she added. ‘I wasn’t eating then, you know, [I was] going out at night. I guess when you’re not eating you have to distract yourself with other things. Come three o’clock it was like, ‘Oh I suppose it’s acceptable to have a glass of wine.’ And then by four o’clock I would have had four glasses. It’s not the way to be.’
- On how, even before Lily and Sam became husband and wife, she had personalised Louis Vuitton luggage made with her married initials LRC (Lily Rose Cooper) printed, which she says freaked her husband out: ‘He was really freaked out when he saw it. I practised my signature within an hour of him proposing.’