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Demi Lovato got candid about being “overworked”, “miserable” and suffering from an eating disorder while filming her Disney Channel show, Sonny with a Chance.
During a virtual reunion with Sonny with a Chance co-stars Tiffany Thornton, Allisyn Ashley Arm, Doug Brochu, Sterling Knight, Audrey Whitby, Matthew Scott Montgomery, Shayne Topp, and Damien Haas, the 27-year-old singer and actress opened up about her struggles during her time on the show…
“I had an eating disorder and I was underweight and freezing,” she recalled.
“I was so miserable and angry, too, because I felt like I was being overworked.”
She then spoke about going to rehab for the first time at 19 years old, and credited 34-year-old co-star Tiffani Thornton for inspiring her throughout…
“When I went away to treatment for the first time, I remember you were my biggest inspiration coming out of it,” she told Tiffani Thornton, who played the role of Tawni Hart on the show.
“You dealt with all of those pressures of being a woman on TV. I looked at that as, ‘I wish I had that so bad.’ Yes, I probably was happier in my head with whatever I looked like at the time, but I’m so much happier now with the mentality that you have.
“I look back and I’m like, ‘Man, it’s a shame we wasted any energy thinking about what we wore on set.’ I went to Will and Grace this time and I literally spent 10 minutes in the wardrobe room. My fittings used to be an hour.
“But now I’m just like, ‘It doesn’t matter. What I’m wearing doesn’t matter to people.'”
We’re glad to hear that Demi Lovato is in a better place now!
Although it doesn’t look like Sonny with a Chance will come back, all hope is not lost for the cast members. During the virtual reunion, Demi Lovato credited her co-stars, and hinted that something involving the same cast could very well happen in the future…
“I had the best time with you guys and when I think about the show, I miss you guys,” Demi said.
“And I miss spending time with you and joking and going to Kitchen 24 on our lunch breaks… If we were ever to do anything, I think we should just do a whole new thing.”
Would you like to see the Sonny with a Chance cast reunite for a brand new project?
You can watch the virtual reunion in full below.