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Portia de Rossi
speaks out about weight issues

Portia de Rossi
speaks out about weight issues

Working on Ally McBeal made her want "to disappear."

Out actress Portia de Rossi tells Vogue magazine that working on Ally McBeal with Calista Flockhart and other thin actresses sent her into a dangerous weight-loss spiral. Saying that she had "literally wanted to disappear," de Rossi says, "I've often wondered if I wasn't on that show if [her weight loss] may not have happened. I didn't really know at that point what it was like to be a celebrity, and the only people I knew at the time who had a similar experience were these women who I worked with. They became my role models." Encouraged by girlfriend Ellen DeGeneres, de Rossi decided to come forward and discuss the issue openly, adding, "I'm not proud of this struggle." (The Advocate)

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