Evan Rachel Wood believes the pressures of being a toddler star prevented her looking for psychological assist. The actress detailed the years of sexual abuse she was subjected to in a strong testimony to America’s Congress in February, the place she revealed that she’d been “Mentally and bodily tortured” by her ex-companion, and recounted incidents of rape, bondage, and psychological abuse.
The 30-yr-previous, who has been lively within the leisure business since 1994, tried suicide twice earlier than she attended remedy and was recognized with PTSD (submit-traumatic stress dysfunction).
“I had been a toddler star my entire life, and I had this intense strain to be good and to not have issues and to not burden anybody with issues and to work. It stored me from getting assist for a very long time,” Evan stated in an interview with Refinery29. “There was one thing actually liberating about it, and I realised that I actually favored myself. And once I stripped actually all the things away, I could not sing, I had nodes on my vocal chords. I could not stroll. I used to be in a psychological hospital. I used to be like, ‘Wow how did I get right here?'”.
The 13 star insisted that getting assist “Wasn’t as exhausting as feeling loopy,” and says that her 4-yr-previous son, whose identify she has stored beneath wraps, has stopped her getting “upset over little issues anymore”.
Evan is now again on TV screens within the second collection HBO’s “Westworld“, the place she performs Dolores, a sexually and emotionally violated robotic able to activate her creators.
And the Golden Globe nominee is delighted to see how a lot her character resonates with feminine viewers.
“I went to the Ladies’s March in Washington and somebody had an indication with a photograph of Dolores on it that stated, ‘I imagined a narrative the place I did not need to be the damsel.’ That was the second I realised Dolores was an icon for a revolution,” she smiled.
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