Published by Neide Published on June 26, 2017

Hey Lilyians! The past month, most specifically on May 16, Lily attended Project Heal 9th Anniversary Gala where she and To The Bone director Marti Noxon were honored for their work on the powerful film that is set to debut July 14 on Netflix. During the gala, she was interviewed by Project Heal and in the video bellow, you will hear Lily speak about the movie and her book Unfiltered. A special screening of the film will be screened tomorrow in New York City and if you live near by don’t hesitate to buy your ticket to watch it! You will find bellow the interview, along with a very sweet instagram post written by Marti Noxon for Project Heal’s instagram!

Join Project HEAL, Lily Collins and Alex Sharp for a special screening of To the Bone Monday evening in NYC. Link in bio for tickets! Please be advised this video contains depictions of eating disorder behaviors and images that may be triggering to those who are struggling with EDs. “Having struggled with Anorexia and Bulimia well into my 20s, I know firsthand the struggle, isolation and shame a person feels when they are in the grips of this illness. In an effort to tell this story as responsibly as we could, we spoke with other survivors and worked with Project HEAL throughout production in the hopes of being truthful in a way that wasn’t exploitive. That said, it’s important to remember that each person’s battle with eating disorders is unique and To The Bone is just one of the millions of eating disorder stories that could be told in the US at this very moment. My goal with the film was not to glamorize eating disorders, but to serve as a conversation starter about an issue that is too often clouded by secrecy and misconceptions. I hope that casting a little light into the darkness of this disease we can achieve greater understanding and guide people to help if they need it.” — Marti Noxon

Published by Neide Published on June 20, 2017

A young anorexic woman reluctantly enters an unconventional treatment program, where she bonds with other residents struggling with eating disorders. To The Bone debuts July 14 on Netflix.

Published by Neide Published on June 17, 2017

Our gallery has been updated with four new stills from To The Bone, that is set to debut July 14 on Netflix!

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Published by Neide Published on June 5, 2017

Our gallery has been updated with one behind the scenes photo of Lily and To The Bone director Marti Noxon on the set of the movie, along with two production stills. To The Bone is set to debut July 14 on Netflix!

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Published by Neide Published on April 21, 2017

 

In the anorexia drama To The Bone, Lily Collins had a rare chance to dive back into a painful period from her past. In the film, she plays Ellen, an anorexic 20-year-old whose battle with the disorder leads her to a group treatment center led by an unorthodox doctor (played by Keanu Reeves). However, taking on the film presented a unique challenge for the star. When she was younger, she herself had battled with eating disorders. When she received the script for To the Bone, she had just finished writing a chapter about those battles for her memoir, Unfiltered. But while most people might be repelled at the thought of diving into such a personal issue onscreen, Collins saw an opportunity to excavate something true.

“It’s very rare that one gets the opportunity to wear shoes you once wore with a different mindset and perspective on things,” she tells Vanity Fair. To The Bone, V.F. can exclusively reveal, will be released by Netflix on July 14. An exclusive image from the film can be seen below.

There’s a lot about the disorder that Collins just “didn’t learn when I was going through it,” she continues. “I didn’t go into treatment, I didn’t seek out professional help. . . . I kind of just figured it out on my own. And this was an amazing opportunity to gain knowledge.”

Collins, of course, has since been applauded for being forthcoming about her journey, particularly as it pertains to her book. One notable fan is Michelle Obama, who recently sent the actress a thank-you letter for giving her a copy of the memoir. Collins, who has never met the iconic First Lady and plans on framing that letter, was shocked when she received it. “Crazy! Oh my goodness! I just sent the book not knowing if it would ever reach her,” she says, calling the First Lady an “inspiration to a lot of us.”

Collins worked with a nutritionist to get down to an Ellen-sized frame. Still, she found herself relating to the character in deeply personal ways, saying it was initially “terrifying” to go back into that mental space. ”I knew what depriving yourself felt like.”

Published by Neide Published on January 28, 2017

Lily Collins has a personal connection to her “To the Bone” character who battles anorexia. Collins revealed at the Sundance Film Festival that she once suffered from an eating disorder. “This movie was really important to me to be a part of because, as a teenager, I suffered from eating disorders,” Collins said.

“This is the first time I’m talking about it. This is my moment of talking about it,” Collins shared. “It’s important. It’s really important. It’s something that a lot of young women go through and there’s no shame in it, and this movie is about that — it’s about embracing your past and about realizing that it’s something that doesn’t define who you are, but it’s about your experiences, surrounding yourself with people that support you, and about surviving and getting through it.” Writer/director Marti Noxon, and stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie Preston were also on hand for the interview at the Variety Studio presented by Orville Redenbacher’s.

Published by Neide Published on January 25, 2017

While some actors might balk at the thought of revisiting a traumatic chapter of their lives for a film project, Lily Collins boldly chose do so by making To the Bone, a dark comedy about anorexia that she and writer/director Marti Noxon debuted at the Sundance Film Festival this week.

Speaking at Vanity Fair’s video suite, Collins told Executive West Coast Editor Krista Smith why she decided to star in the film—which is loosely based on Noxon’s own experience battling an eating disorder—even though it meant that she would have to lose a significant amount of weight for the role.

“When I wrote my book [Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me] last year, I wrote a chapter on eating disorders a week before I got this script,” Collins said. “It really felt like the the was universe saying, ‘This is either something you need to address yourself, or something you need to bring to new people. It’s a conversation that you need to help start among young people—males and females—because it is becoming more and more prevalent for both now.”

Although she immediately connected with the script, Collins admitted that it did give her some pause.

“I retracted because I thought, I am 10 years [past my eating disorder],” Collins said. “Why would I want to put myself back in that situation? . . .And I read the script, and right away I was just in awe. Because it is not just a story about anorexia. It is so much more. And I felt like my journey and my experiences could benefit [an audience]. And I knew that with Marti involved, this could help me face a fear again.”

Additionally, Collins hoped that the film would help audiences who do not hear often about eating disorders—especially from the stick-thin Hollywood community.

“It is just such a taboo topic that I think people avoid because people feel uncomfortable talking about it,” Collins said. “But the second that they do, anyone who knows someone or is going through it themselves feels less alone. And it’s really a beautiful result to have the film give.”

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As the first week of the Sundance Film Festival comes to a close, Netflix continued its buying spree, picking up worldwide rights to the drama “To The Bone,” starring Keanu Reeves and Lily Collins, Variety has confirmed.

The movie, directed and written by Marti Noxon, follows a 20-year-old anorexic girl (Collins) who tries to get the medical help she needs at a group home. Reeves plays her doctor. The rest of the cast includes Carrie Preston, Lili Taylor and Alex Sharp.

The deal, estimated to be around $8 million, will allow the streaming giant to show the movie in regions around the world.

“To the Bone,” which debuted in the festival’s U.S. dramatic competition, was produced by Julie Lynn, Bonnie Curtis, Karina Miller, Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi. It was executive produced by Talal Al Abbar, Matthew J. Malek and Anita Gou.

Netflix has had a very active Sundance, arriving in Park City with eight completed projects, including “I Don’t Feel At Home in This World Anymore,” the opening night comedy starring Melanie Lynskey as a disillusioned nursing assistant. It’s also picked up five documentaries so far, ranging from the global-warming picture “Chasing Coral” to “Don’t Speak,” a revisiting of the Hulk Hogan libel-lawsuit trial that sunk Gawker.

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