Selena Gomez says re-watching bits and pieces of her new documentary about her life and career “broke my heart,” but that it was “important to share.”
The singer-actress said she wished she could have “hug that version of me” and hoped the film opened up conversations about mental health and loneliness.
It comes ahead of the release of the “uniquely raw and intimate” Apple TV+ documentary titled My Mind And Me, which chronicles her six-year rise to fame.
At the film’s premiere, she told US publication Variety, “To be able to see that version of myself and see that back broke my heart, to know that I was always that girl.
“I just wish I could have embraced that version of me, but I think it was important to share it because I wanted people to start talking about it.
“Hopefully if people feel these lonely feelings after the pandemic and don’t understand, I just hope it opens people up.”
She added that she didn’t think the documentary would put her through a “greater test” after she began her career as a child star on Disney Channel.
“I think if I’m more transparent and honest about what I’ve been through, there’s nothing they can say that will honestly affect me,” she told Variety.
“I am who I am and everyone will soon see it.”
Gomez previously released trailers for the documentary, saying that she and her mind “don’t get along sometimes.” She wrote on social media: “My spirit and I. Sometimes we don’t get along and it’s hard to breathe… But I wouldn’t change my life.”
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Aside from her acting, Gomez has sold more than 210 million singles worldwide and amassed over 45 billion global streams of her music.
She said she will “hopefully” be releasing new music over the next year, following her latest solo album Rare in 2020.
My Mind And Me is scheduled for release on November 4th.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/movies/selena-gomez-says-rewatching-parts-of-her-life-in-documentary-broke-my-heart-42115241.html Selena Gomez says she “broke my heart” at parts of her life in the documentary.