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The actress used to suffer from acute stage fright, so she started to drink for courage. Little by little, by the time she was 25, Kristin had turned into a full-blown alcoholic.
Her best friend couldn’t bear seeing her destroy her life and decided to help: she persuaded Kristin to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and yoga courses. It worked. Since then, Kristin didn’t have a single relapse and even wanted to decline the role in Sex and the City when she found out that the script involved her drinking cocktails all the time. “I was afraid of even allowing myself a glass of wine,“ recalls the actress. ”I feel fine without alcohol and don’t want to take any chances.”