Selena Gomez Talks Mental Health «Exercises», References Her Time on Bed Rest


Selena Gomez isn’t holding back! The 25-year-old actress moderated a Q&A with Good Time director Josh Safdie and producer Sebastian Bear-McClard over the weekend where she opened up a bit about her own work with her mental health.

Gomez first explained why she was the one leading the discussion and her unusual friendship with the director/producer pair.

“A lot of you probably don’t know why I’m here. I actually don’t know why I’m here either, but these guys are really cool,” she began as the audience laughed. “A little while ago I was actually on bed rest, and it’s probably the worst time to watch Heaven Knows What or the best time, depending on your mental state. I ended up becoming extremely fascinated with the boys and kind of forced them to become my friend a little bit.”

Director Safdie added, “People might not know this, but Selena’s an avid movie devourer. She will just devour a movie and watch, like, a [Brian] De Palma movie like four or five times a day.”

When asking the creative team about the origins of some of the intense characters, Gomez got candid about her own work to stay healthy.

“For me, personally, I really liked the mental aspect of it, because I’ve done a lot of those exercises that you put in,” she said. “So, the beginning of the movie stuck with me because I actually… I’m very open, it’s not really a secret, but I for sure have talked about that, and I’ve done a lot of those exercises.”

Earlier this month, Gomez opened up to InStyle magazine about her treatment for depression.

This article was originally published by: ET