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Zoe Kravitz gets very candid in the May issue of Marie Claire when she opens up about her eating disorders and her battle with weight. More inside…

Art imitates life for actress Zoe Kravtiz in her latest film The Road Within (opening in NY & LA this Friday, April 17th). In the flick, she plays a woman who battles anorexia. And for the cover of Marie Claire’s Fresh Faces 2015 issue (there are four other covers starring Iggy Azalea, Hailee Steinfeld, Felicity Jones, and Kate Upton), the gorgeous 26-year-old opens up about her very real battles with weight and confronting some of her former demons.

Here are the highlights:

On her role in The Road Within: “I went through eating disorders in high school, so it triggered some old stuff. I was so thin that I wasn’t getting my period. And part of me didn’t want to gain the weight back, which was really scary. People were like, ‘You look so good!’ I was like, Oh, my God, that is disturbing.”

On sweatpants: “I’ve been trying the art of dressing up sweatpants. I feel like an NYU student. Not in a good way. But if you wear them with, like, a chunky boot, it’s kind of cool.”

This isn’t the first time Zoe has opened up about her struggles with eating disorders. You’ll recall that she told COMPLEX, “I had a really hard time when I was 16, 17, 18. I started with the eating disorder in high school…Just [a hard time] loving myself. I think it was part of being a woman, and being surrounded by [fame]…I don’t think it was about the fame, but I think it was definitely about being around that world, seeing that world. I felt pressured.”

Thanks for being brave and sharing your story Zoe!

Watch BTS footage below:

Photos via Marie Claire Instagram/Marie Claire/Dan martensen

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