Keaton reveals pain of keeping bulimia secret

Keaton reveals pain of keeping bulimia secret

Diane Keaton never expected people to understand her eating disorder, so she kept it secret.

The Oscar-winning actress has suffered from bulimia in the past but says she kept it a secret because she didn't want sympathy.

She told AARP The Magazine: "With bulimia, I never expected sympathy or for people to understand. What I cared about was the secret I kept. It felt like a burden. I never told my mother. It's amazing how the dark secrets inside us don't matter much to the outside world."

The 66-year-old star also revealed she would consider cosmetic surgery in the future but has so far resisted it.

The 'Annie Hall' actress said: "I haven't had it, but never say never. Because when you do, you are definitely going to go there. I said I would never go to a psychiatrist, and I spent much of my life in psychoanalysis. I've done all kinds of things I said I wouldn't do and, of course, now I'm glad. Thrilled."

However, she says she's not worried about ageing and feels grateful to still be here.

She explained: "Let me tell you the best part about getting older. The best part is that I'm still here and, because the end is in sight, I treasure it all more. That's why I don't worry about crying in a scene anymore. Now it comes easily. I know the emotion's all there.

"You have to live life that way, you know? Take risks. Do things you can't imagine. 'Cause hey, why not, right?"

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