Not many people can recall the exact moment their childhood ended but Demi Moore can.
The Golden Globe-nominated actress reflects on how she helped revive her mother from an overdose at a very young age.
“The next thing I remember is using my fingers, the small fingers of a child, to dig the pills my mother had tried to swallow out of her mouth.”
“My father held it open and told me what to do,” she tells Harper’s Bazaar. “Something very deep inside me shifted then, and it never shifted back. My childhood was over.”
Moore, 56, graces the October issue of Harper’s Bazaar completely nude. This is not the first time the actress has slipped out of her clothes for a magazine cover. She famously appeared naked, while seven months pregnant, on the cover of a 1991 Vanity Fair issue.
The Vanity Fair cover sparked a massive debate ranging from sexual objectification to empowerment. “Thank goodness people remember the photo, they don’t remember the article,” Moore says.
Moore is in a healthy place and she has her daughters — Rumer, 31, Scout, 28, and Tallulah, 25 — to thank for it.
“My daughters offered me an opportunity to start to change the generational pattern,” she says. “To be able to break the cycles.”
The October issue of Harper’s Bazaar hits newsstands on September 24. Moore will star alongside Ed Helms in “Corporate Animals”. The film premieres in theatres on September 20.