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Thursday 2 October 2014

Don’t try this at home: actress Zoe Kravitz loses 20 pounds by drinking clay

Freya Drohan

Published 21/06/2014 | 13:10

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Zoe Kravitz at The Road Within Premiere, Los Angeles

Petite Zoe Kravitz was required to lose almost two stone to play an anorexic character in her new film The Road Within, which also stars Robert Sheehan.

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While Beyoncé may have reached for the maple syrup and lemon juice, Zoe opted for a different way to shed the pounds.

The ex-girlfriend of Michael Fassbender, Zoe has revealed she “cleansed” in preparation for the role.

“I ended up drinking clay,”  she confessed. “Because it cleans out your body and fills you up. I was eating like a Mason jar of pureed vegetables and running.”

Lenny Kravitz and his daughter Zoe Kravitz
American singer-songwriter Lenny Kravitz has been considered a heartthrob for many years now and it would seem that he has passed his superior genes onto his daughter Zoe. Alongside her singing career Zoe has modelled for French magazine Jalouse and US Elle. In 2009 she was unveiled as the face of Vera Wang's fragrance Princess.

Some people advocate eating clay, because the substance binds to harmful toxins in your system and helps your body excrete them.

Actress Shailene Woodley advocated the use of clay during an interview with David Letterman last month, telling the tv host that she uses a teaspoon a day to brush her teeth.

Zoe, only child of musician Lenny, confirmed what we thought- saying it was an “awful” experience and that she would “never encourage anyone” to go to such extreme measures.

Speaking to US Weekly, the 25-year-old star also opened up about her own experiences with eating disorders:

“I’ve struggled with it myself in the past...I think all young women do. There are a bunch of images that are thrown in our faces all the time about what we’re supposed to look like at 14, 15, 16. It’s confusing. I think every woman can identify with that struggle.”

The Road Within profiles the journey of a young man with Tourette's Syndrome as he embarks on a road trip with his recently-deceased mother's ashes.

The film will be released in Ireland later this summer.

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