Read | 17. Dec 2019

Demi Moore is here for more - Her Memoir "Inside Out" is so open hearted it almost hurts

When we got the chance to meet Demi Moore for an exklusive interview in Paris in 2009, we were quite excited. The actress was on top of her game - at least, it looked like it from the outside. And "the outside" at that time was very much her and her then husband´s twitter accounts, that allowed the world every single day to share very private moments with the couple.

Twitter, actually, became famous overnight thanks to the Kutchers, because they were the first to hit one Million followers that very year, something completely new and sensational at that time.

As I wanted to talk to her about this new social network euphoria, I opened my own account - and watched quite irritated, how intimate they acted in front of their own cameras - including Demi´s children from her marriage to Bruce Willis, visits at the dentist or even fooling around in their bedroom.

Demi Moore was in Paris with two of her daughters to promote her "Helena-Rubinstein"- cooperation and we met at her hotel room, just after she had come back from a private Louvre visit with her girls. We talked for two hours - and only stopped, when her youngest stormed in, begging her mother to join her for some shopping on Rue Saint Honoré.

When I asked her, why she shared her private life so openly with the public, when famous people normally still denied access to her private lives to the media, I heard for the first time, what today is common sense for almost every star, actor, politician or model: "Because I do the edit."

This short statement reveals all the truth you have to know, whenever you wonder, why you can watch almost everyone today every single moment of her or his life: All those seemingly private pictures are scripted, staged and then retouched - in the very way, the respective person wants to be seen.

When I read Demi Moore´s book "Inside out", I understood: This is how Demi Moore wants us to see her.

It is her truth, her perspective, her way of telling her very own story, in her very own language. She is once again the one to do her "own edit". Even better: She retained her sovereignty.

And that is maybe the best thing you can say about a memoir. Especially today.

Annabelle cover shot by Mario Testing, book cover courtesy of Harper Collins