Glenn Close Opens Up About Her Painful Cult Upbringing

Glenn Also Mentions The Emotional Pain She Went Through

Glenn Close, 74, is a successful Hollywood star that we love and cherish. She recently spoke about how she was a member of the Moral Re-Armament (MRA) and her torment. She claims that living in a cult environment is the major reason all her relationships were bad. The MRA is a religious society in Switzerland and Glenn was associated for 15 years in that community (from the age of 7 to 22). After which she quit MRA and moved to Virginia to study drama at the College of William and Mary.

The Me You Can’t See- Glenn Close

The Me You Can’t See‘ is a docuseries created by Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry. Glenn Close appeared on it and chose to reveal the side of her that no one has ever heard of. She started off by saying, “I think that’s childhood trauma. Because of the devastation, emotional and psychological, of the cult, I have not been successful in my relationships and finding a permanent partner. And I’m sorry about that”.

Glenn Close then said how that experience made her feel vulnerable in all her relationships.” I think it’s our natural state to be connected like that. I don’t think you ever change your trigger points but at least you can be aware of them and at least you can maybe avoid situations that might make you vulnerable, especially in relationships.”

The ‘Fatal Attraction’ actress added, “You basically weren’t allowed to do anything. Or you were made to feel guilty about any unnatural desire. If you talk to anybody who was in a group that basically dictates how you’re supposed to live and what you’re supposed to say and how you’re supposed to feel. From the time you’re seven till the time you’re 22, it has a profound impact on you. It’s something you have to because all of your trigger points are wrong”.

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Despite the psychological distress faced by Close, she has clearly left a mark in Hollywood. Moreover, Glenn Close was awarded several Tony Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, Satellite Award, and many more.

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