Actress Maria Bello called in a hypnotherapist to help her stop smoking and still can't believe she has kicked her longtime nicotine addiction.
The health-conscious Coyote Ugly star is convinced she has finally kicked the bad habit after she was lulled under a hypnotherapist's spell at the weekend (22Nov09).
And Bello has given up trying to demystify the new age treatment - because she's stunned how quickly she's snapped out of her addiction.
She explains, "I quit for a year, started again for a month, and then... I went to a hypnotist - and now I'm not smoking. It's my one horrible addiction.
"You can't believe it's working because you think, 'This is ridiculous, it's not going to work...' And then it works."