In the world of Hollywood, maintaining lasting friendships in the industry can be quite challenging. This reality did not spare even Selena Gomez, who recently opened up about her biggest regret since her Disney days.
Selena Gomez Stars as Alex Russo on Wizards of Waverly Place
Gomez starred as Alex Russo on the Disney Channel show, Wizards of Waverly Place, from 2007 to 2012. During Monday’s episode of the Wizards of Waverly pod with Jennifer Stone and David de Louise, the singer revealed that her biggest mistake was not staying connected with her co-stars from the series.
The actress expressed her shame for the decisions she made and how she did not want her co-stars to witness her in the state that she was in. “You guys would have told me the truth which terrifies me, and I didn’t want to let you down,” Gomez said. Likewise, Stone admitted to feeling responsible for the falling off of their friendship.
However, Gomez also expressed her appreciation and love for her co-stars. “I appreciate you guys dearly and I love you so much in a way that I’ve never loved anybody else,” she said. The unconditional trust and bond that they had in the past are what she misses the most.
Selena Gomez Struggles With Mental Health
Gomez has been quite open about her struggles with mental health in the industry, as chronicled in her documentary, Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me, released last year. During her time on Wizards of Waverly Place, she said that she felt safe because her co-stars genuinely loved her. This connection was all she asked for during that time.
Hollywood can be a rough industry that can weigh heavily on one’s mental and emotional well-being. However, as shown in Gomez’s story, lasting connections and friendships can help ease the burden. In this industry, where “out of sight, out of mind” is a common reality, it is essential to remember the people who have been there for you and who still care for you regardless of your current situation.
To conclude, the importance of friendship and staying connected cannot be overstated in the world of Hollywood. Selena Gomez’s story is a testament to the significance of lasting relationships and the impact they have on mental health. As the saying goes, “No man is an island,” and this applies to everyone, including those in the entertainment industry. In the end, it is the people around us that matter the most.