Demi Lovato LA Times interview: ‘I had learned how to control and manipulate everyone around me into believing that I was OK. I’d go to work on my TV show and, instead of getting lunch, I would go get my nails done or go tan or nap or something.. No one was grilling me.’ Though Demi is now of legal age and.
..no longer under the critical eye of Disney Channel, she is in many ways more supervised than ever. After every meal, she checks in with an adult who makes sure she is eating properly: Sometimes, I still think to this day, ‘I wish I wasn’t so watched.’ Demi gained about 30 pounds since exiting treatment.
Last week, her figure was largely hidden under black clothing and layered neck laces. She was tan, had on thick eyeliner appeared to be wearing voluminous hair extensions: ‘I felt that being on camera for my first job wasn’t the smartest decision. On TV, you have wardrobe fittings, you have four cameras on you at all times, and you’re worried about your angles and your lighting and your shots.’
On ‘For the Love of a Daughter': ‘A few years ago, when I was with the Disney Channel, I didn’t want parents having to explain to their children the depth of the lyrics.. My voice is different now, but there just wasn’t that same spark. I wanted to come out of the gate with this song, because a lot of people were expecting me to talk about what I’ve been through the past year. I want my music to do the explaining.’