Selena Gomez Talks About Her Time on Bed Rest in an Open Conversation on Mental Health

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Selena Gomez is opening up the conversation on mental health. Over the weekend, the pop star moderated a Q&A with Good Time director Josh Safdie and producer Sebastian Bear-McClard, and she didn’t hold anything back when it came to her own journey.

“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 joked, according to ET. “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.”

“People may 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,” Safdie added.

The film, which touches on mental health, depression, and addiction, resonated deeply with Gomez. “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.”

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Of course, this isn’t the first time Gomez has spoken about being in control of her mental health. InStyle’s September cover star told us about her 90 days in a rehab facility last year. “Everything I cared about, I stopped caring about. I came out, and it felt like, ‘OK, I can only go forward.’ And there are still days. I go to therapy. I believe in that and talking about where you are. But I’m in a really, really healthy place,” she said in our cover story.

“I was in the countryside and never did my hair; I took part in equine therapy, which is so beautiful. And it was hard, obviously. But I knew what my heart was saying, and I thought, ‘OK, I think this has helped me become stronger for other people.’”

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Click here to read the rest of her candid interview.

SHOW TRANSCRIPT

Hey, look what I found in the pool? Okay, let me see. These questions. Perfect, I love questions. Don't you? Yes. [SOUND] [BLANK_AUDIO] What's the last thing you Googled? Actually, a Bible verse. What? Yeah. [UNKNOWN] What a good influence on our young. I don't Don't give me that. Alright, go ahead. What's one thing you've liberated from a set or a shoot? That I've actually inherited [CROSSTALK]? Perhaps it's come home with you. I got to keep my wand when I was on my show. Have you used your wand lately? No. It's in a pretty little frame, and I keep it somewhere special [CROSSTALK] If you get angry at someone can you just go, I. I wish. Curse you! [LAUGH] What's one accessory that gives you instant confidence? Surprisingly a nice little black dress. Just a simple Jen Anniston type of dress. Cuz you can look very minxy in those. Yeah. Mm-hm. Classy. What is the movie you will watch every single time? Serendipity>>Is it because it's so serendipidous>>Perhaps but I also adore Kate Beckinsale>>Do you like ice skating?>>No because I'm not good at it. Do you?>>No>>Ok>>And what are you reading right now>>I'm actually reading Feelers by Arian Huffington. There she is. That's it. There it was. Done. [NOISE]
 
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