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Michelle Pfieffer’s dangerous cult past

Michelle Pfieffer’s cult past

Celebrities are known for trying controversial weight-loss techniques, but Michelle Pfeiffer has revealed she used to follow a cult that allowed her to only “gain” nutrients from air and sunlight.

The 55-year-old says she became a “breatharian” and began to believe the “philosophy” that food was unnecessary and that humans should solely rely on air and sunlight for nutrients.

The star said it all began when she came under the influence of a couple she saw as personal trainers when she first moved to Hollywood, aged 20.

“They were very controlling,” she told the UK’s Sunday Telegraph.

“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.”

Fortunately, The Fabulous Baker Boys star was saved by Peter Horton, her boyfriend at the time and later her husband, who was preparing for a film role about cults.

While helping him research the role, Michelle says “it just clicked” as she suddenly realised she was involved in a cult herself and began working her way out.

But Michelle, who is now married to writer/producer David E. Kelley, held on to one habit she picked up on while in the cult. To this day she is still a strict vegan, a practice that began during that time in her life.

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