Ellen Burstyn — American Actress born on December 07, 1932,

Ellen Burstyn is an American actress. Her career began in theatre during the late 1950s, and over the next decade included several films and television series... (wikipedia)

What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be.
She goes from one addiction to another. All are ways for her to not feel her feelings.
I couldn't kill a chicken, I couldn't kill a cow - I was a vegetarian too at that time - so I thought, well what is there that I could kill? I couldn't kill this and I couldn't kill that.
So I was at the Actor's Studio, thinking about this, and I happened to glance over to the other side of the stage and I saw the ugliest chair I have ever seen. And I thought, 'Well, I could kill that chair!'
I did my famous cabbage soup diet, so I was able to do it.