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US actress Mariel Hemingway sees no glamour in addiction

Published on Jun 21, 2013 6:18 AM
 
Actress and activist Mariel Hemingway speaks about suicide prevention and her new movie, Running from Crazy, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on June 20, 2013. Hemingway, whose illustrious family has been deeply scarred by suicide, appealed to Hollywood on Thursday not to glamorise addiction. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON (AFP) - United States (US) actress turned wellness guru Mariel Hemingway, whose illustrious family has been deeply scarred by suicide, appealed to Hollywood on Thursday not to glamorise addiction.

"I think there is a responsablity in Hollywood to not glamorise addictions and others things that are causes of problems," the 51-year-old star of Woody Allen's 1979 rom-com Manhattan told reporters in Washington.

She was in the US capital for the screening of Running from Crazy, director Barbara Kopple's documentary about the Hemingway family's struggle with substance abuse, mental illness and suicide, at the AFI Docs festival.

Seven members of the Hemingway family have taken their own lives, most famously novelist Ernest Hemingway and model Margaux Hemingway, who was Mariel Hemingway's sister.

 
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