Ariel Winter was in attendance at the premiere of her brand new film titled The Last Movie Star, and there she talked to the press about her struggles with anxiety in Hollywood. She admitted that she’s been having highs and lows in the industry and that she is seriously thinking about taking a break from her public life.
‘One day you did something great, and the next day you are like plastered as a thousand other things. It is a really difficult industry. I mean, we are blessed to be in [it], and be able to make the content we love, and that other people love, but it is also an industry. It’s true. It builds you up, and it can also tear you down just as fast,’ the 20-year-old actress shared.
Ariel has been making headlines for topics ranging from her romance with Levi Meade to her clothing choices.
As for the secret to managing her career in Hollywood, she claimed it’s staying ‘out of the spotlight as much as possible. Having every small aspect of your life in the public eye, it is really hard, because it gives room for more criticism, and I just want to live. So I think I try and stay out of it as much as possible unless I need to be in it.’
‘I do not really go anywhere to be seen or anything like that. I will go to a red carpet, if I am in [the movie], or if I am supporting my boyfriend or my friends. But otherwise, I usually just stay home. Paparazzi are kind of really getting on my last nerve.’
Winter also talked about anxiety and how she is frustrated with the fact that some people think famous and rich people do not struggle with mental illness as well.
Back in November of last year, Ariel took to social media to open up about how horrible anxiety really is.
‘I think everyone [deals with anxiety] to a certain extent… I feel like people need to understand everybody has anxiety or depression and it is not a person being broken or having a fault. It is just life. You try to center yourself in reality and talk to people who love you… I go to therapy, and I think therapy is great. Therapy’s for everyone, it is awesome. And staying out of the limelight when I do not have to be is also nice. It like, puts you back in your life.’