Ricci's Battle With Anorexia Inspires New Role

Ricci's Battle With Anorexia Inspires New Role

Actress Christina Ricci has set out on a new career - as an eating disorder counsellor.

The 28-year-old star has been candid about her battle with anorexia during her teen years.

And according to reports, the New York, I Love You star has registered for a series of online classes to become a certified counsellor to girls struggling with their self-esteem.

A source tells Us magazine Star, "Christina went through hell and back growing up. For years she struggled with her self-esteem, so she knows how hard it is for young girls."

The source added that Ricci hopes "to learn how she can help them get better without having to go through all the pain she did as a child".