Mariel Hemingway is, as most people know, the granddaughter of the famous writer Ernest Hemingway. She never met her grandfather — a few months before she was born, he had already taken his life. As a child, she was the caretaker of her cancer-stricken mother. One of her two sisters suffered from a mental condition. Only a teenager, worldwide success came to her: at 16 she was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in “Manhattan”.
When she became a young women, she used to diet excessively, suffered from eating disorders, and was looking to find answers in her life.
In her exploration of overcoming the most difficult circumstances, she is most definitely a Hemingway.
I spoke with her about her life in Hollywood.
DANA HEIDNER: You have already lived for quite a while in Los Angeles and had huge success as More…!