The death of Brittany Murphy at 32 is another one of those moments where you can see the toll that Hollywood takes on people.
I mean what 32 year old person has a heart attack?
People are saying drugs, but what about food? It looks like over the last years that her weight has been up and down (mostly down lately).
And anyone who knows anything about eating disorders knows that your heart gives out. Not enough food equals heart attack.
This young woman was very promising — think Clueless and Girl Interrupted and then just got caught up in the Hollywood bullshit and to me lost it creatively (Uptown Girls) and it looks like personally too. It looks like Brittany was another victim of the Hollywood meat grinder. Very sad.
Here’s what her Clueless director Amy Heckerling said yesterday to Scott Feinberg of And the Winner Is.
I think she felt the pressure to become a different sort of commodity to survive in show business, and I think it was awful.
Check out the full transcript here. There is also an audio version of the Heckerling interview.