How 90210 Co-Stars AnnaLynne McCord & Shenae Grimes Moved Past Their 13-Year Feud

McCord’s latest movie Feral State also challenges her former persona of playing a “salacious bad girl,” as McCord laughed. “I’ve always played the bad girl, as you know,” she told host Sylvester. “You have to find the nuance with good people but [my character] does have a little twist in there…You don’t expect what Detective Ellis is up to behind the scenes.”

Last month in April 2021, McCord bravely opened up about her Disassociate Identity Disorder diagnosis. McCord gave fans more insight into her experience living with D.I.D. and the stigmas surrounding the disorder. ”You can still have a beautiful life after a diagnosis, after trauma, after these things,” McCord explained. “D.I.D. was wrongfully labeled Multiple Personality Disorder, which is why I’m speaking out about it because my industry is the one that screwed everybody up on it. I’m not a bunch of different personalities. I’m not suddenly British with tea at high noon.” 

McCord discussed that D.I.D. was “fragmented parts” of her identity following severe trauma. “My mind wanted to protect me,” the star said during Mental Health Awareness Month. “So many mental health things are protection-based and the coping mechanisms actually don’t help us anymore. So getting the help you need…For me it was realizing there were extremes in my life. I was extremely sexual and then come to find out I had sexual abuse trauma. When you look at extremes, that’s when you know there’s something up.”

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