Phil Collins’ daughter is the lead in To The Bone, a Netflix Originals film about anorexia.
Lily plays Ellen, “an unruly, 20-year-old anorexic girl who spent the better part of her teenage years being shepherded through various recovery programs, only to find herself several pounds lighter every time.”
The film follows her journey to recovery at a group home for youths, led by a non-traditional doctor, where she confronts her addiction and attempts self-acceptance, in battle her anorexia demons.
Lily Collins stars in To The Bone on Netflix [Netflix]
Lily has battled her own eating disorder issues, which she has detailed in her memoir Unfiltered: No Shame, No Regrets, Just Me.
It was because of her past that she jumped at the chance of filling the role of Ellen in To The Bone.
“When I wrote my book last year, I wrote a chapter on eating disorders a week before I got this script,” Collins told Vanity Fair. “It really felt like the the was universe saying, ‘This is either something you need to address yourself, or something you need to bring to new people.
“It’s a conversation that you need to help start among young people—males and females—because it is becoming more and more prevalent for both now.”
Lily Collins has talked about battling an eating disorder in the past [Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic]
Keanu Reeves, Carrie Preston, and Lili Taylor, make up the supporting cast in this social drama that follows hot off the back of Netflix’s hit series 13 Reasons Why.
That series focused on the issue of teen suicide and bullying, and have celebrated its approach and treatment of the topics of self-harm and mental health.
To The Bone will premiere exclusively on Netflix on Friday, July 14.