‘I Cry Thinking About It’: Selena Gomez Opens Up About The Pressures Of Childhood Stardom

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Leena Nasir Entertainment Reporter
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Former Disney star Selena Gomez opened up Tuesday about the pressures of being a child star during her Vogue interview on her upcoming documentary, “Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me.”

Gomez spoke about her fragility as a young star, and the unrelenting expectations that seemed impossible for her young self to come to terms. She recalled a particular point in the documentary that highlighted how uncomfortable it was for her to be surrounded by people in her dressing room, with great focus being put on her physical appearance.

“My body is very young,” she says in the film, according to Vogue, “like a 12-year-old boy.”

Gomez spoke about what it was like to view the documentary, which takes a deep dive into her life as a young star.

“I just think there are moments in the film where I personally feel bad about how I felt,” she said, according to Vogue. “In the beginning, for example, when I’m talking about my body, I cry thinking about it because I hate that I ever felt that. And that’s such a real feeling.”

She then expressed her gratitude for the healing process she has gone through.

“I’m glad I don’t really have that mentality anymore, but it did break my heart watching that,” Gomez said, according to Vogue.(RELATED: ‘I Had A 2% Chance To Live’: Matthew Perry Opens Up About Addiction Journey In New Memoir)

The documentary covers the last six years of Gomez’ life, and includes details surrounding her experiences on tour, along with the 2019 mental breakdown and her subsequent bi-polar diagnosis, according to Vogue.

The famous singer and actress revealed that she felt like crying when she saw the final cut, as she observed the discomfort she once felt and faced her insecurities head-on.

“Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me,” directed by Alek Keshishian, is set to be released Nov. 4 on Apple TV+.