Selena Gomez gets vulnerable in a new documentary, Selena Gomez: My Mind And Me, as she sheds tears throughout the film, giving fans a glimpse of her personal struggles.
The 30-year-old singer and actress reflects on her journey through childhood fame and the most challenging moments of her young career.
The Apple Original Film is described by the film’s director, Alek Keshishian, as “a six-year labor of love, a breakthrough, every breath,” according to a preview of the film.
After years in the spotlight, the former Wizards of Waverly Place star has reached unimaginable fame. But just as she reaches a new climax, an unexpected twist pulls her into the darkness. This uniquely raw and intimate documentary casts a new light on their six-year journey.
Gomez has had her fair share of media attention over the past six years. Gomez had a very public split from singer Justin Bieber in 2013 and checked himself into The Meadows rehabilitation center in 2014. She continued to campaign for mental health awareness, including through her Rare Impact Fund.
In 2017, the entrepreneur shared that she had undergone a kidney transplant for lupus.
“I don’t think I made the right decisions because I didn’t accept it,” the former Disney star recalled, noting that despite horrific side effects, she continued to tour, record in the studio, and live her life as usual in the chronic pain and fear.
“It’s extremely selfish and at the same time really just unnecessary. I’m not really proud of that.”
After her kidney transplant, she found solace in the arms of Bieber again, only to split for good in early 2018.
At the time, a source revealed, “Selena is just trying to make peace with Justin after her illness.”
The activist has been open about her struggles with mental health over the years.
“I know firsthand how scary and lonely it can feel to be faced with anxiety and depression alone at a young age,” she wrote.
“If I had learned about my mental health earlier – had my condition been taught in school the way I would have been taught about other subjects – my journey could have been very different.
The world needs to know that mental health matters. It’s just as important as your physical health and I wish we could all acknowledge that, not just in words but through our actions.”
This year she received a Grammy nomination for her first all-Spanish EP and an Emmy nomination for her role in the critically acclaimed series Only Murders in the Building, in which she stars alongside Steve Martin and Martin Short.
AFI Fest 2022 will take place in Los Angeles from November 2nd to 6th. The world premiere of Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me takes place at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood.