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After our divorce, I slipped into the darkness of depression and addiction that seems to be the family curse.
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All I could ask for is having an emotional bond with the kids where they want to be with me, as opposed to have to be with me.
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All I needed was one more man to tell me I was a failure, and John was that last person. And then I just believed it.
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As an evolving actress, you can sort of go with the times.
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As Peter Bogdanovich would say of Paper Moon: Ryan's wonderful in it, and he sat there and watched the kid steal the picture.
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Being away from John and away from the kids, that's when the reality of my old life and who I was and all my demons came right back.
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Certain struggles never end.
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Chemical dependency is not a right to be punishing me for the rest of my life.
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Griffin, my brother, 11 months younger, was sometimes the victim of my father's fury - once Ryan famously knocked out his teeth.
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He started pushing at me, kicking me, until I stumbled backward and started slipping down the staircase. I scrambled to my feet and backed down the stairs as John came raging after me.
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I began to experience frighteningly dark depressions, with fierce anger as their flip side.
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I didn't want to be like my mother.
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I didn't want to be this crazy mother, which I sort of later ended up later on being.
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I do take responsibility for it. I admit to having a problem. I have been to numerous treatment centers.
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I felt privileged to be a facet of such a jewel in the crown of American cinema.
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I had to endure the indignity of supervised visits, with John controlling the schedule.
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I have a temper, but I wouldn't call me abusive.
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I never dreamed that shooting a film would be so hard. There was less regulation then of child actors' hours. Even the concept of acting confused me.
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I realized that I would do drugs alone. I didn't need anyone to do them with me. I was a drug addict.
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I remained Ryan's companion on the Hollywood party circuit, growing inured to sex and drugs before I was in my teens.
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I think all of us feel like we're a bit on show, all the time.
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I was punished for blowing the whistle on my father's lifestyle.
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I was still looking for a panacea, for some kind of relief from all of that life, from all that damage.
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I would go on to marry John McEnroe, another punishing man.
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I'm not going to get into the psychology of it, but I feel as women, it is our responsibility to get away from men like that. I didn't choose my father, but I chose to leave home.
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I'm still the same woman that was in those bad situations, who feels like a coward and a failure.
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I've been learning my craft for the last 10 years, so it's really cool to sort of see how movies have changed. It was OK shooting on digital.
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I've kept my moral compass intact and aimed at true north.
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I've overcome neglect and deprivation, abandonment and abuse.
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I've overcome physical and mental brutality - and fought back.
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I've purged myself of bitterness and anger and remained open to love.
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I've stood my ground in life, alone, even against overwhelming forces with the might and money to crush me.
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I've triumphed over addiction.
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It's hard to shoot really quick, and to shoot with no money. You don't get the perks.
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John was cute. Great tennis player.
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Luckily, I had my own family with me. I was proud, and I felt bolstered by their loyalty and love.
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My children forgave me at a time when I could barely forgive myself.
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My movie is in the dramatic competition.
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My oldest son sort of sat down with me. He sort of shed a tear. And he said, I would really appreciate it if you wouldn't do that any more.
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Paper Moon didn't bring me love.
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Peter took me on. He'd later say that it was my scrappy attitude that got me the job.
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Peter was a bulwark between me and my father.
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Ryan finally came to my rescue. He'd thought working together in Paper Moon would help us bond.
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Ryan is my bridge to the past, to memories that lose some of their sting when he recounts them.
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Sitting with my beautiful, brilliant, healthy kids to celebrate the anniversary of the movie that saved me, changed me, and set me on my life path was the supreme joy.
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The kids were protective, sensing my anxiety at seeing Ryan, always unpredictable and capable of lashing out.
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The more love I craved, the more distant and abusive he grew. The role I longed to play was never written into Ryan's script: daughter.
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The most horrendous thing. And I'm so terribly sad that Emily walked into that room. It's tragic and awful. I'll regret it 'till the day I die.
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The tabloids were sniffing the air around us, eager for a scent of conflict. We foiled them by rising, with professional smiles, to perform the Hollywood Hug.
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Things get so sloppy when you're under the influence.
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Things with my dad were pretty good until I won an Academy Award. He was really loving to me until I got more attention than he did. Then he hated me.
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To see my kids, I'd endured the humiliation of drug tests and supervision, but believing I'd failed them was my most agonizing shame.
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We're working all the time, so you sort of have to be ready to stop and do a quick interview at any given turn.
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When someone was hitting me, or like sexually molesting me, it just seemed normal to continue to do that to myself.
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When you're treated badly, at least in my situation, I just didn't know any better.
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