Troian Bellisario definitely has fans moved by her touching story. The ‘Pretty Little Liars’ actress took to Instagram on Nov. 6, opening up about her heartbreaking battle with Anorexia. Detailing her difficult journey, she revealed how many hide their pain as a ‘front.’ Click to watch.
We are so inspired. It took a lot of bravery for Troian Bellisario, 31, to speak freely about her experience, but that’s just what she did. The Pretty Little Liars actress confessed all in a heartfelt clip she shared on Nov. 6, opening up about her debilitating struggle with body-image and Anorexia. She explained how the disease affected her. “A lot of it’s about presenting a front as if everything’s okay as you’re slowly killing yourself. Gone were the days where I was just a happy care free kid…suddenly I felt this inability to interact with people and to nourish myself.”
When the interviewer asked Troian why mental illness is important ahead of Nov. 8, which is election day, she was very assured in her response. “I just want to make sure everyone has the same opportunity for treatment that I had and I think that we have to make sure our government invests in those programs…What matters is that we continue to make our voices heard in this great democracy, so please vote.” The PLL star is clearly trying to inspire others to cast their ballots and her unwavering support is for Hillary Clinton as seen by the hashtag “I’mWithHer.”
As Spencer on Pretty Little Liars, Troian portrayed a overachieving high school student, who often succumbed to pressure in order to succeed. She previously admitted that she was very similar to her character and it was dangerously affecting her health, but now she looks happier and healthier than ever! The series returns in April 2017, marking the end of an era after seven incredible seasons.
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