Zoe Kravitz's 20 Pound Weight Loss Is For a Role That Will Hopefully Make a Difference
You probably haven't thought about eating clay since you used it to sculpt your first masterpiece in kindergarten, but these days it's the newest celebrity health craze. Just ask Shailene Woodley or her Divergent co-star, Zoe Kravitz, who considered it breakfast, lunch, and dinner for an extended period of time. Unlike Woodley, Kravitz didn't indulge in the dirty drink for its health benefits, but for her next film. Zoe Kravitz lost 20 pounds for a role and used a clay drink since it was her best option. She explained to Us Weekly, "I ended up drinking clay because it cleans out your body and fills you up. I was eating like a Mason jar of pureed vegetables a day and running."
That's dedication if I've ever heard it.
It might seem drastic, but Kravitz was doing it for the benefit of telling a jarring and haunting story — one that'll stick with audiences long after they've seen it. She's starring in The Road Within as Marie, a character who struggles with both anorexia and bulimia. In order to look and feel the part, Kravitz lost 20 pounds because she knows how many people, especially girls, have suffered from these debilitating disorders. In fact, she reveals that she was one of them.
I've struggled with it myself in the past. I think all young women do. There are a bunch of images that are thrown in our faces all the time about what we're supposed to look like at 14, 15, 16. It's confusing. I think every woman can identify with that struggle.
While Kravitz identifies with her character and takes pride in telling her story, she does not recommend her all-clay diet regimen to others. She bemoaned the lack of food, insisting it turned her into a "space cadet." Furthering her dedication to the role, the actress revealed that she encountered some startling information while doing research on anorexia. Hopefully, Kravitz sacrifice for the role will shed some more light on the disorder and encourage those who are suffering or those who know someone who is suffering to get help.