Glenn Close is looking back at growing up inside a cult.
The 74-year-old actor spoke about her time in the cult, known as Moral Re-Armament, in Apple TV+’s The Me You Can’t See.
Glenn‘s father had moved her family to Switzerland when she was just a young child and she grew up there, and cut her off from the life she once knew.
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During the Apple TV+ series, Glenn says that the group “basically dictated how you’re supposed to live and what you’re supposed to say and how you’re supposed to feel.”
“Because of how we were raised, anything you thought you’d do for yourself was considered selfish. We never went on any vacations or had any collective memories of stuff other than what we went through, which was really awful.”
Looking back at it, Glenn added that there are effects that still linger with her.
“We were so broken up. It’s astounding that something you go through at such a young stage in your life still has such a potential to be destructive,” she says. “I think that’s childhood trauma.
“Because of the devastation, emotional and psychological, of the cult, I have not been successful in my relationships and finding a permanent partner and I’m sorry about that,” Glenn added. “I think it’s our natural state to be connected like that. I don’t think you ever change your trigger points but at least you can be aware of them and at least you can maybe avoid situations that might make you vulnerable, especially in relationships.”
Glenn will be joining another famous artist for a discussion on mental health soon.