Well, this was unexpected news about one of America’s most beloved actresses.
Michelle Pfeiffer was apparently part of a cult in the late ‘70s — a group that believed humans didn’t need food or water to live. (Via New York Daily News)
It’s a way of life called “breatharianism.”
“She says they believed that people in their highest state were breatharian, which means that sunlight can provide all the nourishment the body needs.” (Via HowStuffWorks)
According to News Limited Network, “Breatharianism has attracted controversy after it has been linked to several deaths, including a woman who died in the Scottish Highlands after a period of prolonged fasting.”
The story was revealed during an interview Pfeiffer was having with The Sunday Telegraph’s Stella magazine while promoting her latest film, “The Family.” (Via The Telegraph)
“They were very controlling. I wasn’t living with them, but I was there a lot and they were always telling me I needed to come more. I had to pay for all the time I was there, so it was financially very draining.”
“The star of such films as ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ and ‘Batman Returns’ says it happened when she was just starting out in Hollywood.” (Via KABC)
Pfeiffer was only 20 when she started hanging around a couple who she believed to be personal trainers.
“The 55-year-old says she only realized what she was part of when she met her first husband, actor Peter Horton, who was researching a cult organization for a movie.” (Via KVVU)
People has more from Pfeiffer’s interview describing her revelation, “We were talking with an ex-Moonie and he was describing the psychological manipulation, and I just clicked.”
“She goes, ‘Oh my God, I’m in a cult!’ And she got hungry.” (Via WTXF)
We’d imagine so. Pfeiffer is still a strict vegan and has two children with her husband, TV producer David Kelley.
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