Anna Friel blasts reports she starved for two months to slim

British actress Anna Friel is still furious after she was linked to an extreme slimming regime, insisting she did not undergo the drastic liquid-only diet. The Pushing Daisies star was last year (13) reported to have taken part in the Master Cleanse, a weight-loss program which involves consuming 12 cups of sugary water a day.
It was suggested Friel stuck to the extreme regime for two months, but the British actress has blasted the speculation, insisting it is irresponsible to send out a message that such drastic diets are a good idea.
Friel is convinced the story surfaced after she visited a health spa with her actor boyfriend Rhys Ifans, but insists they did not tackle a Master Cleanse.
She tells the U.K.’s InStyle magazine, “Can you imagine not eating for two months? Rhys and I went to a spa, we wanted to be healthy and we were given this amazing maple syrup thing with lemon for two days. I even broke that because I was so starving. But according to the press it went from two days to two months. What kind of example does that set for young girls? I was really p**sed off about that.”