Ewan McGregor's daughter Clara discusses tranquiliser addiction, mental health ...

Ewan McGregor's daughter Clara discusses tranquiliser addiction, mental health ...
Ewan McGregor's daughter Clara discusses tranquiliser addiction, mental health ...

Clara McGregor has spoken candidly about her addiction to tranquilisers, anxiety battle and abortion ideal in a searingly honest interview.

After being named as the new face of Bluebella Lingerie's Autumn Winter 21 campaign, the 25-year-old model spoke out about her shocking past, admitting she would never have had the confidence to shoot the campaign before heading to therapy to battle her demons.   

The model - who is the daughter of actor Ewan McGregor - explained that she began suffering from chronic anxiety at the age of four and has spent years being held back by her mental health issues.   

Candid: Ewan McGregor's daughter Clara, 25, discussed her tranquiliser addiction, mental health struggles and abortion ordeal as she became the face of Bluebella Lingerie

Candid: Ewan McGregor's daughter Clara, 25, discussed her tranquiliser addiction, mental health struggles and abortion ordeal as she became the face of Bluebella Lingerie

Clara touched on her battle with drug addiction after being prescribed tranquillisers and becoming dependent on them.

She confessed her loved ones were forced to intervene and helped her reach a point where she can liver her life sober. 

She explained:  'Around four years ago my family and my partner Jimmy (film producer Jimmy Giannopoulos) spotted that things were getting out of hand;, they said, "you're just not yourself anymore". 

'When I was on Xanax I had no energy, and I would start forgetting things. That's the scary thing, I would forget whole chunks of days. 

'It was incredibly hard for me to get off them, but I didn't want to be in that space anymore and would never consider taking one again.'

Confident: The model, 25, spoke out about her shocking past, admitting she would never have had the confidence to shoot the campaign before heading to therapy to battle her demons

Confident: The model, 25, spoke out about her shocking past, admitting she would never have had the confidence to shoot the campaign before heading to therapy to battle her demons

One to watch: Clara is set to star alongside her Hollywood megastar father Ewan for a new film about a dad taking his drug addicted daughter to rehab

One to watch: Clara is set to star alongside her Hollywood megastar father Ewan for a new film about a dad taking his drug addicted daughter to rehab

While a difficult battle to overcome, Clara revealed she was using her experience for inspiration in her upcoming film role. 

Clara is set to star alongside her Hollywood megastar father Ewan for a new film about a dad taking his drug addicted daughter to rehab.

As well as Clara, Ewan shares daughters Esther, 19, Jamyan, 20, and Anouk, 10, with ex-wife Eve Mavrakis, they split in 2017 after 22 years of marriage and their divorce was finalised in August 2020. 

In May 2017, Ewan began a relationship with Mary Elizabeth Winstead, whom he met on the set of Fargo. Their son, Laurie, was born in June 2021. 

Struggles: The model -explained that she began suffering from chronic anxiety at the age of four and has spent years being held back by her mental health issues

Struggles: The model -explained that she began suffering from chronic anxiety at the age of four and has spent years being held back by her mental health issues

Shocking: The actress was not in a good place when she was battling her addiction, trapped in a 'toxic' relationship and later found out she was pregnant

Speaking out: Clara candidly discussed her trauma

Shocking: The actress was not in a good place when she was battling her addiction, trapped in a 'toxic' relationship and later found out she was pregnant

Ewan has also struggled with addiction, going teetotal in 2000 after stating that he would often turn up to sets drunk or hungover in the late Nineties. 

Clara said of their new film: 'It's something that was very loosely inspired off of our relationship. There is nothing you're going to see in the movie and the characters that has anything to do with us, but I've taken certain emotional concepts and the concept of addiction and family bonding and some of the issues that my dad and I dealt with and I put it on to these other characters in a different world in different situations.

'The emotions and conflicts have been inspired off of my experiences and his experiences. 

'The conflicts that come up in family and mending those conflicts, especially with a father and daughter. That was inspired off of my father and I finding each other again in moments and how we lost each other in moments.'

Campaigning: Clara discussed her decision to terminate the pregnancy and insisted it's something that women should not feel ashamed of

Campaigning: Clara discussed her decision to terminate the pregnancy and insisted it's something that women should not feel ashamed of

The actress was not in a good place when she was battling her addiction, trapped in a 'toxic' relationship and later found out she was pregnant.

Clara decided to terminate the pregnancy and insisted it's something that women should not feel ashamed of. 

She explained:  'I have no shame that I got an abortion. I was very young, 20-21-years-old, I was with someone who was toxic and not a good person, and I was very lucky to have the option to make my own choice.

'I am always very open to talk

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