Mena Suvari is revealing even more details about her past.
The 42-year-old American Pie actress opened up in an interview with Good Morning America about her new memoir, The Great Peace.
During the interview, she spoke about several revelations in the book, including her experiences with sexual abuse as a child ,as well as handling fame at a young age.
“I was just catapulted [into fame]. I didn’t even really know what fame was. It wasn’t something that I’d ever wanted for myself,” she said.
“I had all my stuff on the floor, I was living on the floor and then I’m going to this mega-million-dollar set, people are sprinkling rose petals on me…I had to perform because at the same time everyone wanted that from me,” she said.
She also talked about the sexual abuse she faced at age 12.
“It still affects me. A part of me died that day, for sure. You’re never the same. Then you live with the constant questioning of whether or not that really happened. And whether or not you’re entitled to consider it as such.”
Following the abuse, Mena Suvari began to use drugs, including meth.
“You lose your mind on meth. You’re in a completely different zone. It was labelled as ‘the worst thing in the world, but it will make you feel like you can do absolutely anything.’ I just thought, OK, I had nothing to lose, I felt.”