On recognizing her passion: “From a very young age I always wanted to be onstage and I just knew that it was my destiny. I wanted to be the next Shirley Temple.”
On the personal demons when her career took off: “You have to have all of your [stuff] together before you can embark on this journey because it is very important that you have a healthy view on this industry rather than going into it with your own problems already. That’s when it spirals out of control.”
On the emotional breakdown that halted her career: “I was working ridiculous hours and I was doing so much because I wanted to take advantage of the momentum and the opportunity, but I sacrificed my health for that. I had to really hit rock bottom before I recognized that I was putting my career in jeopardy.”
On putting her well-being first: “I’ve learned so much about myself since my experience in rehab. I had to learn that if I do want to live this healthy lifestyle I have to work for it, just as hard if not harder than my career.”
On her ups and downs over the past eight months: “My fans have been a huge inspiration to me, and the support that they’ve given me has helped me through this entire experience of trying to become healthy and succeed at the same time.”
I love that she’s had some ups and downs and emotional turmoil, and yet she seems to have a good head on her shoulders about how to move forward in a positive and healthy way.