‘Game of Thrones’ Star Maisie Williams Speaks on Mental Health, Used to ‘Hate Herself’

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‘Game of Thrones’ Star Maisie Williams Speaks on Mental Health, Used to ‘Hate Herself’

Maisie Williams is the most recent younger movie star to discuss her trials with psychological well being. The star appeared on the Happy Place podcast, hosted by Fearne Cotton, in a reside dialog on May 4. Outlets first shared Williams’ feedback on Tuesday.

Williams detailed her previous struggles with psychological well being and self-acceptance. Much of her ache was attributable to social media, she defined, the place she was unable to disregard merciless feedback.

The actor took listeners inside her thoughts throughout these time intervals. “It got to me a lot, because there’s just a constant feed in your back pocket of what people think of you,” Williams explained, as reported by BBC. “It will get to some extent the place you are virtually craving one thing destructive, so you may sit in a gap of disappointment, and it is actually weird the way in which it begins to eat you.”

Williams, who performs Arya Stark on HBO’s Game of Thrones, started filming when she was solely 14 years previous. She’s been within the highlight since. Williams defined she took a journey to discovering her interior peace.

“I feel so many of those issues are linked to issues in your previous or no matter, and as quickly as you begin digging and begin asking your self greater questions than ‘Why do I hate myself?’ It’s extra like ‘Why do you make your self really feel this fashion?’” she defined. “The solutions to all of those questions actually are inside you. It sounds actually hippy-dippy and, like, ‘Look inside you to search out peace,’ however it’s true, and on the finish of the day you make your self really feel this fashion for a motive.”

Williams revealed she used to “hate herself” and nonetheless has moments the place she lies in mattress and thinks concerning the issues about herself she dislikes. She’s not the one Game of Thrones star to disclose related ideas that had been born throughout younger life within the public eye.

Sophie Turner, fellow Game of Thrones star and shut buddy of Williams, shared particulars about her struggles with psychological well being in an April podcast dialog with Dr. Phil McGraw. Turner mentioned she used to suppose about suicide typically. “It’s weird. I say I wasn’t very depressed when I was younger, but I used to think about suicide a lot when I was younger,” she defined. “I don’t know why, though. Maybe it’s just a weird fascination I used to have, but yeah, I used to think about it. I don’t think I ever would have gone through with it. I don’t know.”

Turner additionally revealed social media performed a big position in her struggles. She famous feedback on her weight, zits and performing capacity dampened her happiness when she was rising up whereas engaged on Game of Thrones. “I would just believe it. I would say, ‘Yeah, I am spotty. I am fat. I am a bad actress.’ I would just believe it,” Turner mentioned. “I would get [the costume department] to tighten my corset a lot. I just got very, very self-conscious.”

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