Yesterday (July 29th), Olivia Munn revealed that she has trichotillomania, an impulse-control disorder in which Munn constantly plucks her own eyelashes. “I don’t bite my nails, but I rip out my eyelashes,” Munn explained, according to the New York Daily News. “It doesn’t hurt, but it’s really annoying. Every time I run out of the house, I have to stop and pick up a whole set of fake eyelashes.”
Munn, seen in New York on Saturday (July 28th) with boyfriend Joel Kinnaman, said that she also suffers from social anxiety disorder. “I don’t think anyone would describe me as weak, but I don’t want people to be mean to me,” she says (that kind of makes me want to cry). “As an Air Force kid, I moved around a lot when I was younger and no one was nice to the new kid. So there is always this feeling that someone will make fun of me.”
We like you, Munn.
“I’m aligning myself with people like Jon Stewart, Aaron Sorkin, Steven Soderbergh, and Paul Schneider so that this recent success won’t be temporary,” Munn added. “I know how lucky I am, but I won’t allow myself to get sucked in by all the talk. Talk is just for a moment. This career has to last for a long time.
“People tell me, ‘Your work won’t keep you warm at night.’ But it does pay for my heat and my down comforter, so it technically does.”
Teach it like you preach it!