For those of us who watch our favourite celebrity on television every week, it is hard to believe famous people could have depression. We think, they’re invincible! They seem to have it all, from perfect bodies, money to adoring fans, they’re living a lifestyle most dream about. What we forget is, celebrity or not, mental illness does not discriminate. The popular HBO show, Game of Thornes’ star Maisie Williams, recently, opened up about her struggles with mental health.
In a podcast, ‘Happy Place’, which is hosted by Fearne Cotton, Williams revealed about her fight with mental health and that it was only last year, she began to have a clearer head, reported in eonline.com. Williams said, she would pretend “everything was fine”, when in reality, she wasn’t happy doing things she was doing.
Williams said, "Last year, in my own personal life, I just went through a lot of real revelations where I was like I'm not very happy doing this and pretending everything was fine. That wasn't a public thing. But after going through that, now I've sort of tried to be a lot more genuine. It just becomes a lot more relaxing after that I think.”
She said in a statement, "You just drop it all and that's when you can really have fun.”
Maisie Williams in a scene from Game of Thrones
Maisie Williams, who plays the role of Arya Stark in the show Game of Thrones, said she’s far from perfect and that she had many more good days than bad days.
She further added, "I still lay in bed, like at 11 p.m., telling myself all the things I hate about myself. There's still a journey, I think. But at least dropping the act and just being who you truly are, that's definitely a first step. Not trying to be who you want me to be right now in this moment."