Selena Gomez Explains The Struggles She Faced Before Admitting Herself To Rehab
And why her new show 13 Reasons Why is so relatable.
Selena Gomez has opened up about the series of events which led to her checking herself into rehab, and how the people she met there changed her life forever.
The singer spoke about the often avoided subject as she promoted her new Netflix show 13 Reasons Why, which follows a teenager who commits suicide and leaves a series of messages to the 13 people the played a part in her death.
Hailing it as true passion project, Selena takes a turn on the other side of the camera she instead sits on the production team of things this time around.
"I think that my high school experience was amplified. I wouldn't say it was worse, but it made it harder.
"To be frank with you, I actually was going through a really difficult time when they started production. I went away for 90 days, and I actually met a ton of kids in this place that were talking about issues that these characters are experiencing,” she explained.
She goes on to add that her sometimes ‘confusing’ childhood lead to her have such an honest connection with the show.
"Whether it was just kids or growing up in the biggest high school in the world, which was Disney Channel, it was also adults that had the audacity to kind of tell me how I should live my life.
"It was very confusing for me. I had no idea who I was going to be, what I'm still going to become.
"Whether I like it or not, a lot of people have watched me grow up, and I do feel like, I have these conversations with my fans. I've never really wanted to be the kind of unapproachable person. Whether I like it or not, people have seen a lot of my mistakes and I had to use that as a good thing, because then they’re able to trust me.
"I want to be a part of this, because I think this is what they want, this is what they need."
13 Reasons Why is coming to Netflix March 31.
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