The 56-year-old Hollywood mainstay continued to bare all during a recent sit-down with Jada Pinkett-Smith, 48, daughter Willow, 18, and mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones, 66 on Facebook Watch series “Red Table Talk,” bringing along daughters Rumer, 31, Scout, 28, and Tallulah, 25 — Moore’s children with ex-husband Bruce Willis.
In the preview clip for Monday’s episode, Moore’s children describe witnessing their famous mom high, with Tallulah saying it was like “a monster came.”
“I remember there’s just the anxiety that would come up in my body when I could sense that her eyes were shutting a little bit more, the way she was speaking. Or she would be a lot more affectionate with me if she wasn’t sober.”
She added, “It was very weird, and there were moments where I would get angry. I recall being very upset and kind of treating her like a child and speaking to her like a child. It was not the mom that we had grown up with.”
Moore’s battle with addiction began in her 20s, when she started drinking heavily — and later using cocaine — to cope with her ever-increasing stardom. She went to rehab under the advice of “St. Elmo’s Fire” director Joel Schumacher in 1985 and remained sober for “almost 20 years” before relapsing in her 40s. This led her daughters to stop speaking to her.
Since conquering her addiction, her children have spoken quite highly of the Golden Globe-nominated actress, with Rumer saying on “The Talk,” “I’m so proud of her vulnerability, and I think so many women have watched her — and just as her daughter I’ve watched her — as this kind of beacon of strength and this kind of leader. I think what I really respect about her is, she’s never the victim in her story. She takes accountability, she takes responsibility, and — mind you — this is her perspective, her story, and she’s the first one to say that.”
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