Demi Moore opens up about 'love-hate' relationship with her body and being 'extremely thin'
Actress Demi Moore got candid in an interview with Harper's Bazaar for the magazine's February issue, which was conducted just a week after she filed for divorce from Ashton Kutcher.
In the interview, Moore opened up about her "love-hate" relationship with her body and her fears about love.
"I have had a love-hate relationship with my body," the 49-year-old actress said in an interview featured in the magazine with Amanda De Cadenet, who co-produces a Lifetime Television series called "The Conversation" with Moore. The series is set to premiere in the spring.
"When I'm at the greatest odds with my body, it's usually because I feel my body's betraying me," she added. "Whether that's been in the past, struggling with my weight and feeling that I couldn't eat what I wanted to eat, or that I couldn't get my body to do what I wanted it to do."
Moore continued, "I think I sit today in a place of greater acceptance of my body, and that includes not just my weight but all of the things that come with your changing body as you age to now experiencing my body as extremely thin -- thin in a way that I never imagined somebody would be saying to me, 'You're too thin, and you don't look good.'"
Following rumors of Kutcher's alleged infidelity, Moore received attention in the media for appearing thinner than usual.
The 49-year-old actress said in a statement on November 17 that she had decided to end her six-year marriage to Kutcher, 33.
After Moore announced her plans to end her marriage to Kutcher, her third husband, the actor said in his own statement that he will "forever cherish the time" he spent with her, adding: "Marriage is one of the most difficult things in the world and unfortunately sometimes they fail."
The "Two and a Half Men" actor married Moore in September 2005 after dating her for about two years. The actress was previously married to Bruce Willis, father of her three children, and to singer Freddie Moore.
The actress also opened up about her fears. She told De Cadenet, "I think what scares me is not having the courage to reach my full potential."
She added, "If I were to answer it just kind of bold-faced, I would say what scares me is that I'm going to ultimately find out at the end of my life that I'm really not lovable, that I'm not worthy of being loved. That there's something fundamentally wrong with me."
It was reported on Tuesday that Moore has been cast to play feminist activist and writer Gloria Steinem in the new film "Lovelace," which focuses on late porn star Linda Lovelace.
Steinem, 77, was a founding member of the New York-based feminist group "Women Against Pornography" and wrote about Lovelace in a 1980 article in Ms. Magazine, in which she said Chuck Traynor forced the actress into prostitution. That year, Lovelace took part in one of the group's New York protests that called for theater owners to stop showing "Deep Throat."