Big Little Lies actress Shailene Woodley has opened up about a health scare that got in the way of her career, as well as the fallout from an abusive relationship.
"I haven't spoken much about this yet publicly and I will one day, but I was very, very sick in my early 20s," the 28-year-old told The New York Times in an interview published last Friday. While doing the Divergent series of science-fiction action films (2014 to 2016), she said she was "struggling with a deeply personal, very scary physical situation".
She did not reveal the details of her condition.
Because of that she added that she "said no to a lot of opportunities because I needed to get better and those jobs ended up going to peers of mine who I love".
"They went on to a lot of success, but there was a mix of people saying, 'You shouldn't have let that go!' or 'You shouldn't have been sick!'"
The American actress added: "That was combined with my own internal process of, 'Am I going to survive what I'm going through right now and ever be healthy, or even have the opportunity to work on projects I'm passionate about again because of the situation I'm in?'"
She also admitted her struggles with self-doubt.
"I was in a place where I had no choice but to just surrender and let go of my career, and it brought out this negative voice in my mind that kept spinning for years and years afterwards," she said.
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