Actress Demi Moore has signed an agreement with publisher Harper Collins — who reportedly more than doubled her advance after split with Ashton Kutcher — to write a book about overcoming her alcohol and cocaine addictions, her difficult relationship with her mother and being both cross-eyed and wearing an eye patch as a young girl. Throwing in her six-year marriage to Ashton should make the book a blockbuster. There’s no word yet if Demi will discuss her alleged liaison with reality TV star Brandi Glanville.
Photographed by Cedric Buchet for the February 2012 edition of Harper’s Bazaar US, Demi chats with good friend Amanda de Cedenet about body image.
On the subject of aging and body love, Demi Moore says she has a ‘love-hate relationship’ but has finally grown to accept it.
“I have had a love-hate relationship with my body. When I’m at the greatest odds with my body, it’s usually because I feel my body’s betraying me, whether that’s been in the past, struggling with my weight and feeling that I couldn’t eat what I wanted to eat, or that I couldn’t get my body to do what I wanted it to do.
“What scares me the most is not knowing and accepting that just about everything is not in my control. That makes me feel unsafe. I think being comfortable is perhaps overrated. I think a better word than comfortable is accepting. Accepting weaknesses and strengths and being more able to celebrate all of it as a whole package,” Moore said.
In saying that she has come to terms with her body, Demi addresses recent commentary that she has become too thin.
“I think I sit today in a place of greater acceptance of my body and that includes not just my weight but all of the things that come with your changing body as you age to now experiencing my body as extremely thin-thin in a way that I never imagined somebody would say to me, ‘You’re too thin and you don’t look good.’”
The duo Demi Moore and Amanda de Cadenet will premiere ‘The Conversation’, a new interview series produced for Lifetime and debuting this spring. De Cadenet describes the show as “alternative television”.
Featuring strikingly frank discussions with A-listers like Lady Gaga, Jane Fonda, Gwyneth Paltrow, Donna Karan, and Diane von Furstenberg — along with a range of prominent women from many fields — the show aims to provide a forum for women to talk honestly about the challenges they face in their daily lives. “The idea came about because I found myself asking all these questions that I couldn’t find answers to,” says De Cadenet. “I’m the mother of a teenager and twins, I’m married, and I have a career. But I looked around and saw women in the media who looked like they were doing it all perfectly, and I thought, ‘Well, I’m not doing it perfectly. Where are the women like me? Why isn’t anyone being honest?’” The show focuses on what she describes as “the universal themes in women’s lives” (read: sex, money, career, family, health, relationships, body image).