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THE original too-skinny girl, Calista Flockhart, says now she never starved herself into skin and bones.
It was a combination of no junk food and no exercise.
The "Ally McBeal" star, who is coming back after a five-year hiatus to start a family with husband, actor Harrison Ford, has packed on a few extra pounds now.
In an inteview with the British gossip magazine, Grazia, Calista now says that long days of filming left her no time for the gym, which would have added some muscle to her frame.
Couple that with a promise to herself to stay off junk food and the dress sizes just melted away, she says.
"When I was doing Ally, I remember at one point [the weight loss] was like a runaway train and I thought, 'What's going on?' " she tells the magazine.
The sudden press attention about her gaunt looks hit her hard, she admits.
"At first I think I was just shocked. I took it personally so it hurt me a great deal. I was afraid it would damage my career," she confessed.
In fact, it did.
Flockhart has essentially been out of the limelight since her show went off the air.
She is coming back in a horror film called "Fragile," scheduled to be released sometime next year.
Calista, 41, has been raising her four-year-old son Liam.
"Suddenly I'm watching 'Bob The Builder' and there's a whole world of 'kid-dom' that I didn't know about before," she says.
- Post TV Staff
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