"ICarly" actress talks about bullying and anorexia: I could have died
The much-loved actress, protagonist of the teen series "iCarly" and "Sam and Cat" in an interview with People talked about her long struggle with bulimia and anorexia.
"I was in a catastrophic state for a long time. But I no longer think about food in an obsessive way. And once I did not believe this was ever possible."
Mccurdy was only 11 years old when her mom started giving her limited food. The actress also reveals that her mother abused her physically and mentally
"My mother said she could teach me how to cut calories and we could be a team, but I had to keep it a secret. I thought it was an opportunity for my mom and I to be closer, " the actress said.
Mccurdy lived on 1,000 calories a day and " sometimes I ate even less because I wanted my mother to be proud," she recalls.
The moment she started playing the role of Sam Puckett in iCarly, she was completely anorexic.
"Ironically, my character loved food," Mccurdy says. "I would have scenes where I had to eat and then I had to take them out. I was afraid there would still be a lot of calories in my body."
Kur ishte 18 vjeç, nëna e Mccurdy, Debbie u diagnostikua me kancer për herë të dytë dhe rutia e rrezikshme e aktores ndryshoi. "Unë u përpoqa të haja shumë. Unë do të haja gjithçka që shihja. Doja shumë ushqim."
Nëna e saj vdiq në vitin 2013.
Dy ngjarje e shtynë Mccurdy në drejtim të rimëkëmbjes.
"Unë u ligështova në banjën e mikes [bashkë-yllit të iCarly, Miranda Cosgrove]. Isha duke vjellë dhe më ra të fikët në dyshemenë e ftohtë prej mermeri. Kjo më tmerron sepse mund të kisha vdekur, duke u mbytur nga të vjellat e mia."
Incidenti tjetër ndodhi në një banjë aeroplani kur Mccurdy humbi një dhëmb:
"E kuptova që shkatërrimi i vetes nuk do të ndihmonte asgjë. Kisha nevojë të përmirësohesha"
After two years of intensive therapy, Mccurdy was able to curb her addictions and make peace with the death of her mother.