40 Crazy Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of The Sopranos
Jamie-Lynn Sigler battled bulimia during her time on the show
When The Sopranos aired, you would think every cast member would have been on top of the world. But, for Sigler, it was a dark time. She was battling the eating disorder exercise bulimia and contemplated taking her life due to it. “Excercise bulimia” is much like the bulimia you frequently hear about but instead of physically purging food, Sigler would workout excessively to burn off the calories from everything she ate. It was during the show’s third season that she realized she was too thin to play an Italian woman who belonged to a family that ate pasta regularly. Producers also realized this and it put her job in jeopardy. So, in an effort to keep the role on the show she loved, she worked towards recovery.