Gaia Wise dazzled in a stunning amber dress in a sizzling snap shared to her Instagram this week, as she attended a Kornit Fashion Week show in London.
Her gown was designed by Julia Clancey and left her lithe legs on full display, while gleaming under the lights.
Radiant: Gaia Wise dazzled in a stunning amber dress in a sizzling snap shared to her Instagram this week, as she attended a Kornit Fashion Week show in London
Her brunette locks were swept back in an elegant bun and completed her look with a slick of red lipstick.
And while at the event Gaia revealed to Richard Eden that she’s prepared to follow her mother’s example and disrobe on screen.
Dame Emma recently bared all in her latest film — Good Luck To You, Leo Grande.
Gaia said: ‘If it’s professionally prepared, and you‘ve got the right kind of protection around you, then that’s absolutely fine.’
Famous parents: The 22-year-old is the daughter of Dame Emma Thompson and Greg Wise
The aspiring actress developed anorexia aged 16 which left her so thin she was unable to even sit on a chair without it being painful. She was later admitted to rehab in 2017.
She spoke out about her illness for the first time with The Sun on Sunday, saying ‘Anorexia makes you really good at gaslighting people, making it sound like they’re insane. My parents would say, ‘Gaia, we heard you working out at 3am.’ And I’d say, ‘No you didn’t, it was just the house moving. I was asleep.”
Gaia spoke of how Greg, 56, Emma, 63, her family, including brother Tindy, 36, and best friend gathered together for an intervention, with Gaia agreeing to a three-month rehab stint after Greg said: ‘I don’t know where my child is any more.’
Suffering: Greg Wise and Emma Thompson’s daughter Gaia has detailed her three-year battle with anorexia – and credited her parents for saving her life by staging an emergency intervention (pictured in April right and during her anorexia battle left)
Adding that it was a ‘kick in the teeth’ she added: ‘I had to listen to the people I loved most in the world who, at the time, I’d really forgotten about, tell me what I was doing.’
She said: ‘That’s when I said I’d go to rehab. I went on December 29, 2017, and stayed for three months. Since then I’ve had a lot of therapy — and I’ll always be grateful for that, because it saved my life.’
Anorexia is a serious mental illness where a person restricts their food intake, which often causes them to be severely underweight. Many also exercise excessively.
Some sufferers may experience periods of bingeing, followed by purging. Sufferers often have a distorted view of themselves and think they are larger than they really are.
Support: The aspiring actress suffered with anorexia which left her so thin she was unable to even sit on a chair, before her parents staged an intervention and sent her to rehab (pictured last month with her parents)
Gaia believes the anorexia was brought on when her aunt Clare, Greg’s sister, was diagnosed with breast cancer and then later moved in with their family.
She said: ‘I wanted to not be a problem, to be in control as everything else was falling apart. I was so focused on being thin I didn’t have time to think of anything else. It drowned out everything I couldn’t deal with.’
Greg cared for Clare before she died in 2016, aged 51.
Speaking on her time in rehab, she said that she was allowed to be angry in the therapy but that she was still exercising, which she compared to being an alcoholic having a drink.
Gaia went onto detail that as she battled the illness, she became covered in downy hair to keep her warm because she was that thin – which led to her mother, Emma called her her ‘little mole’.
Sad: She said: ‘I wanted to not be a problem, to be in control as everything else was falling apart. I was so focused on being thin I didn’t have time to think of anything else’ (pictured with Greg last month)
She also detailed how she would resort to lying and hiding food in her clothes, before scattering it in the garden, to hide her battle with the eating disorder.
Gaia also underwent family therapy sessions with her loved ones which involved ‘a lot of screaming and crying’ but credits the sessions for being the reason she ‘still has a relationship with her family.’
She has now been in recovery for almost two years.
In 2017 Emma movingly discussed anorexia, while her own daughter was secretly battling the illness, saying: ‘There are so many kids — girls and boys — and actresses now who simply don’t eat. They don’t eat.
‘Sometimes there are subjects you absolutely have to make noise on.’
Out of sorts: She also detailed how she would resort to lying and hiding food in her clothes, before scattering it in the garden, to hide her battle with the eating disorder (pictured with her parents in 2019)
Gaia first took to Instagram back in April to share her experience with the eating disorder alongside a comparison snap of herself.
She wrote: ‘So, many people are posting fabulous bodily changes they have achieved either over the past few years, or over lockdown. The majority I have seen are about weight loss. I decided to share something a little different; my journey from anorexia to a healthy body.
‘Much of it has been a battle but I’m now 18 months in a stable and happy weight range. I was terrified of sharing this but I thought that it might be useful to see the polar opposite…who knows…it might even be helpful to another human. I don’t know but I know sharing takes me even further out of the shame of an eating disorder.
Speaking out: Gaia first took to Instagram back in April to share her experience with the eating disorder alongside a comparison snap of herself
‘Anorexia is the most deadly mental illness that exists in humans and – even on days I STRUGGLE UGH – I’m so proud that I have moved from the left to the right (figuratively in this pic…ha!). Since the first picture was taken the biggest thing that has changed is that I have moved into my own flat.
‘It doesn’t seem massive but if you had told me 16 months ago I would have been secure, stable and happy enough to look after a home, i probably would’ve slapped you across the face to make you see sense.
‘And yet here we are. I have tagged some incredible humans without whom I wouldn’t have been able to complete this journey but there are a lot of you out there and I hope you know how much I cherish you.’
If you have been affected by any of the subjects in the story please call Beat: The UK’s Eating Disorder Charity on 0808 801 0677
WHAT IS ANOREXIA?
Anorexia is a serious mental illness where a person restricts their food intake, which often causes them to be severely underweight.
Many also exercise excessively.
Some sufferers may experience periods of bingeing, followed by purging.
Sufferers often have a distorted view of themselves and think they are larger than they really are.
Untreated, patients can suffer loss of muscle and bone strength, as well as depression, low libido and menstruation ceasing in women.
In severe cases, patients can experience heart problems and organ damage.
Behavioural signs of anorexia include people saying they have already eaten or will do later, as well as counting calories, missing meals, hiding food and eating slowly.
As well as weight loss, sufferers may experience insomnia, constipation, bloating, feeling cold, hair loss, and swelling of the hands, face and feet.
Treatment focuses on therapy and self-help groups to encourage healthy eating and coping mechanisms.
Source: Beat Eating Disorders