photo credit: Igor Kropotov & Rebecca Wachtel
Olivia (Bellisario) and Matthew Grey (Felton), 18-year-old twins born into a world of privilege and high expectations. There are almost no boundaries between them; even their dreams are connected. As the twins prepare for their last year of school together, an unexpected tragedy splits them apart, leaving the surviving sibling to learn how to live without their other half – or test how far they are willing to go to bring them back.
The film, which Troian wrote, chronicles a woman’s struggle with anorexia and is based on her own personal fight with the illness.
“I sat down and I wrote a version of my own story. It’s not the exact events, but what I wanted to do with the film was get the audience to understand what it sounds like and what it feels like to be struggling with that illness,” Troian shared.
“I struggled with anorexia for many years and one of the most difficult things about that was it was very tough for me to explain to my family and friends why it was so hard for me to disengage with that,” she says.
“It’s not a disease you can see, you just hear something in your head that tells you not to eat — for many, many different reasons for different people. And I realized that I wouldn’t be able to fully heal until I could get people that I loved to empathize with that, to understand where I was coming from.”
Obviously, this is a movie we’ll all need to watch together.
“I’m really, really proud of it,” Troian added. “I’m very excited to share it with people.”
source: Just Jared Jr