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Michelle Pfeiffer discusses being part of cult that didn't eat food

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Michelle Pfeiffer
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Hollywood may be known for its weird diets, but Michelle Pfeiffer took things to a whole new level when she thought she could exist on sunlight only.

The revelation comes from a recent interview Pfeiffer did with The Sunday Telegraph‘s Stella. The actress explains that when she first came to Hollywood, she fell in with a group of personal trainers. “They were very controlling,” she shared. “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. They believed that people in their highest state were breatharian.”

Breatharians believe that food is superfluous (!) and that sunlight provides all the nutrition a person needs. These people clearly failed a basic-level biology course, but Pfeiffer said she didn’t realize she was part of a cult until she was introduced to her first husband, actor Peter Horton. “He had been cast in a film about the Moonies,” she shared, according to the Telegraph, “the name given to followers of Rev Moon Sun-myung’s Unification Church. She said that while she was helping him with research ‘on this cult’ she realized: ‘I was in one.'”

Happily, the 55-year-old vegan, who is currently starring opposite Robert De Niro in The Family, soon came to understand the value of eating some food — although that’s far from her only controversial opinion about her body. After claiming she’d never had Botox or fillers, she said she found aging “difficult” and to “never say never.”

Hollywood…sometimes they aren’t “Just like us.”