The Game of Thrones star has always been vocal about dealing with depression. Lena Headey opened up about it last summer during an interview for The EDIT.
She explained that while shooting for the popular show in 2010, she was struggling with postpartum depression and for a long time, she was not even aware that’s what it was.
‘I was postnatally depressed, but I did not know it. I saw a doctor for a medical check and just burst into tears. She told me I was postnatally depressed and I was like, ‘Am I? Why is that?’ I saw a great guy, and he sorted me out, but I did the very first year [on GoT] in that headspace, figuring out motherhood and going through a weird time personally. It was tricky.’
But that was not the first time she talked about her postnatal depression, as she also mentioned it while being interviewed by The Telegraph back in 2014.
Most recently, she appeared on Running Wild with Bear Grylls earlier in the week, and she took the opportunity to explain why she decided to be so open about battling postpartum depression for years.
‘It’s like there are some things that are cool to talk about and there’s certain things nobody really wants to talk about. I just feel, if you do not share and you do not connect, then you are just causing more isolation, and that is a really bad thing for all of us. I think I have learned as I have got older just to sit with it a bit more, like anything that is uncomfortable,’ Headey told Bear Grylls.