AnnaLynne McCord is opening up about being diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder.
The 33-year-old 90210 actress talked about her diagnosis during a conversation with Dr. Daniel Amen. For those that don’t know, DID was previously known as multiple personality disorder.
“I am absolutely uninterested in shame,” AnnaLynne said. “There is nothing about my journey that I invite shame into anymore. And that’s how we get to the point where we can articulate the nature of these pervasive traumas and stuff, as horrible as they are.”
Five years ago, AnnaLynne publicly spoke about the sexual abuse she suffered as a child and she talked about how it affected her relationships.
AnnaLynne says that she has suffered from memory loss due to trauma she experienced when she was younger. It wasn’t until she was in the middle of her acting career that she realized she had dissociative identity disorder.
Click inside to find out the moment when she noticed what was up…
“All of my roles were splits, but I didn’t even realize I was doing it at all until I did a project 90210,” she said about the CW series, which ran from 2008 to 2013.
While on a hiatus from the show, AnnaLynne filmed the 2012 movie Excision and something was triggered. She said, “I played a very cerebral, disturbed, strange little girl that was very close to who I feel I am on the inside. It was very exposing, very confronting, probably a bit re-traumatizing without realizing it. The crazy thing about it was that I wrapped that film at 2 a.m. on a Tuesday and had to be happy, crazy Beverly Hills blonde bombshell on Wednesday at noon. I couldn’t find her, she was not accessible. I was dark, I was very deep into this character Pauline, and I couldn’t get [out].”
AnnaLynne also talked about a split personality she called “little Anna” at 13.
She said, “She was a balls to the wall, middle fingers to the sky, anarchist from hell who will stab you with the spike ring that she wears, and you’ll like it. Then she’ll make you lick the blood from it. She was a nasty little creature, but I have so much gratitude to her because she got me out of the hell that I was in.”
You can watch the interview below.