In a recent interview with The New York Times, the Big Little Lies The star told the post, “I haven’t talked about it much publicly yet, and someday I will, but I was very, very sick in my early twenties. “She revealed that she was going through this while filming the Divergent and at the same time “grappling with a deeply personal and very frightening physical situation”.
Because of that, she added, “I said no to a lot of opportunities because I had to get better, and these jobs ended up becoming peers that I love. They were very successful, but there was a mix of people who said, “You shouldn’t have given up on that!” Or “You shouldn’t have been sick!”
The actress added, “It was combined with my own internal process of: ‘Am I going to survive what I’m going through right now and be healthy, or even have the opportunity to work on projects that I passionate again because of the situation I find myself in? I was in a place where I had no choice but to go and drop my career, and it brought out that negative voice in my mind that kept going on for years and years after . ”
“That combined with, honestly, the commercial success I have had in this industry has started to undermine my strength. My 20 years old felt a bit like being in a washing machine, where you’re thrown everywhere, ”she shared. “As a teenager and a child, I always thought that playing was a hobby, and I never wanted the idea of making a career of it to deprive me of my passion. “
She added that in her twenties, “there was a huge amount of time when fear, anxiety and competition were definitely in the forefront of my mind and ego in a way that they weren’t when I was younger. “
More recently, Woodley appeared in HBO Big Little Lies and End, beginnings, which will debut on April 17 on digital and on request May 1.