Demi Moore reveals more than just a killer swimsuit body in the February issue of US Harper's BAZAAR magazine, speaking frankly about body image, spirituality and infidelity. Longtime friend Amanda de Cadenet sat down with the recently single actress to talk about their new interview show, The Conversation, and discuss the universal women's themes the show touches on. Some highlights from the chat below:
- On her love-hate relationship with her body: "When I'm at the greatest odds with my body, it's usually because I feel my body's betraying me, whether that's been in the past, struggling with my weight and feeling that I couldn't eat what I wanted to eat, or that I couldn't get my body to do what I wanted it to do."
- On her spirituality: "I have studied Kabbalah for the last eight, nine years, and I feel like a student of Kabbalah, but I feel more so a student and seeker of the truth... In anything I've read, whether it's considered self-help or spiritual modalities, it's a recognition of a knowing of a truth. It doesn't matter what the words are or how it's being presented. You just identify it."
- On infidelity and fear: "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."