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Friday, September 27, 2013
Daryl Hannah Says Autism Made Her 'Terrified' Of Fame, Is The Reason She Left Hollywood
If you feel like you haven't seen the beautiful Daryl Hannah much since "Kill Bill," you're about right. The 52-year-old and former A-list star has intentionally fallen off the grid. In an interview with People magazine, Hannah explains her autism diagnosis as a child led to a debilitating fear of fame as an adult, which is the cause of her relative absence from the silver screen.
According to People, Hannah was diagnosed at a time when the disorder was not widely understood and doctors recommended she be medicated and institutionalized. Isolated from her peers, she found solace in old movies and her fondness for acting begun. The way she saw it, movies were an escape from the real world. At 17, she moved to L.A.