Daryl Hannah diagnosed with Autism

Sep 25 2013, 8:30pm CDT | by Bang Showbiz

Daryl Hannah diagnosed with Autism

Daryl Hannah was diagnosed with Autism as a child.

The 'Blade Runner' star has revealed she struggled with "debilitating shyness" as a result of the complex disorder, characterized by impaired social interaction and communication, as well as restrictive and repetitive behavior.

The 52-year-old actress told People magazine: "I've never been comfortable being the center of attention. It's always freaked me out."

Daryl, who once dated singer Jackson Browne and the late John F. Kennedy Jr. was "terrified" of revealing her struggles to movie producers and refused to do interviews to promote her films.

She added: "I wasted so much time scared, self-conscious and insecure. Life is too short to stress the small things anymore."

The blonde beauty would rock back and forward constantly in a bid to cope with her shyness but has now learnt how to control certain aspects of her disorder.

She said: "I'm a grown up now. I've learned a couple of things that really would've made my life easier if I'd known them 20 years ago."

The 'Kill Bill' actress, who lives in Los Angeles with her boyfriend of three years, was arrested in February in front of the White House in Washington D.C. while protesting the Keystone XL pipeline but was released after a few hours.

She was also taken into custody for criminal trespassing and held at the Wood County Jail in Texas last year after she and a landowner stepped in front of machinery to protest about the construction of the oil pipeline.

Source: Bang Showbiz

 
 
 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Rock Hudson's Secret Gay Life revealed
Rock Hudson's Secret Gay Life revealed
Rock Hudson's secret gay life revealed on his death anniversary. Rock Hudson was gay according to his true love Lee Garlington.
 
 
Rihanna denies Coke Allegations
Rihanna denies Coke Allegations
Some people thought that Rihanna was doing Cocaine and suddenly all of the internet was going mad.
 
 
Rita Wilson undergoes Reconstructive Surgery for Breast Cancer
Rita Wilson undergoes Reconstructive Surgery for Breast Cancer
Rita Wilson undergoes Double Mastectomy and Reconstructive Surgery after being diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Rita Wilson kept her cancer infliction under wraps as she underwent double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery saying she was lucky to be diagnosed and treated early.
 
 
Jimmy Kimmel responds to Dennis Quaid Meltdown Video Clip
Jimmy Kimmel responds to Dennis Quaid Meltdown Video Clip
Jimmy Kimmel responded in a fair and square manner to the Dennis Quaid meltdown video clip. He said that upon waking up in the morning he felt the allegation that he bore the brunt of the burden for the video segment was simply untrue.