Demi Moore Opens Up About Ashton, Being “Too Thin” and the Jersey Shore

Demi Moore sat down with longtime gal pal Amanda de Cadenet for her first interview after splitting with noted douchebag and ex-Twitterer, Ashton Kutcher in February’s Harper’s Bazaar. Moore and de Cadenet’s new show on Lifetime, The Conversation, is all about sisters doing it for themselves and then talking about it. Smelling an opportunity for a little promo-pro-bono, they took to? Harper’s to converse on the things women love to converse about: namely body image, eating, relationships and eating again. Turns out even Demi Moore has insecurities that she can’t nip, tuck, lift or hire Rachel Zoe to conceal away.? 

On body image:

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 be saying to me, “You’re too thin, and you don’t look good.”

On her guilty pleasure:

Watching? Jersey Shore,? because it’s such a train wreck. It’s excessive behavior being rewarded, which in truth is painful to watch, but you just can’t look away!

On being “abandoned”:

I used to think that what scared me was the idea of being abandoned until someone said to me, “Only children can be abandoned. Adults can’t be abandoned because we have a choice. Children don’t have a choice.” So I started to rethink. “Okay, it’s not that. What’s the underlying thread that really scares me?” I think what scares me is not having the courage to reach my full potential…If I were to answer it just kind of bold-faced, I would say what scares me is that I’m going to ultimately find out at the end of my life that I’m really not lovable, that I’m not worthy of being loved. That there’s something fundamentally wrong with me.

On her idea of freedom:

Letting go of the outcome. Truly being in the moment. Not reflecting on the past. Not projecting into the future. That’s freedom. Not caring more about what other people think than what? you? think. That’s freedom…Somebody wrote something to me that said, “Don’t let your wounds make you become someone you’re not.” That’s really powerful. And not taking life too seriously.

[Harper's Bazaar]