Madison De La Garza on 'Desperate Housewives' role: It destroyed my mental health


Madison De La Garza on 'Desperate Housewives' role: It destroyed my mental health

When you are famous it brings huge advantages, but many people forget about those negative things. In an interview with the media, Madison De La Garza revealed how early fame affected her and created an eating disorder. De La Garza was a hit on Desperate Housewives.

However, the comments she read as a girl had a huge impact on her. "The reactions that I got to my character on Desperate Housewives, it was just shocking," she said, as quoted by "A lot of people came at it in a way that they were 'concerned for my health.'

And I personally believe that that's just not true, that that was a cover-up so that they could just judge a 6-year-old." De La Garza read the internet comments and couldn't believe what people were writing. Many "wished her death" and insulted her appearance.

When you're that young, it has a huge impact on you. "I would just spend a crazy amount of time reading through these comments, and most all of them were just atrocious. They said things like they wanted me to die because of what I looked like.

It was just horrible," said De La Garza. "And this was when I was 7, 8 years old."

Madison De La Garza and her mental health

All this affected her mental health and she developed an eating disorder. "Reading comments like that definitely affected my mental health and ultimately played into me developing an eating disorder at a very young age." Madison emphasized that it was to be expected what consequences her acting character would cause.

"The whole joke of my character was that Eva was this thin, beautiful model and her daughter turned out to be quite the opposite. And so, I think she was very aware that this was going to affect me," she said talking about Longoria.