She’s opening up! Joey King recently spoke out about her mental health and revealed that she often feels “super selfish” when getting into “weird moods” or “feeling depressed” because there’s always someone going through more than she is.
“I preach a lot about being proactive about your mental health and not feeling selfish for feeling depressed or upset, but then when I sink into these weird moods, I immediately feel super selfish, which makes me feel worse. When it comes to taking care of yourself, there is a certain level of selfishness you have to have, but it’s hard,” the 21-year-old told Cosmopolitan in her September 2020 cover story. “I haven’t found that balance yet. Because I in no way, shape, or form want to make any conversation that I start right now about me.”
During her chat with the publication, The Kissing Booth star also spoke out about working with ex-boyfriend Jacob Elordi on the film’s sequel, after their public relationship came to an end.
“No one’s thinking to themselves, ‘That was easy,’ because it wasn’t. I’m sure people will analyze every movement and every detail. And you know what? Let them. But at the end of the day, I was just thrilled to be Elle Evans again… There’s so much I want to say. What’s the most, um, correct way to go about this? Elle Evans needs her Noah Flynn, and whatever that means for my personal life, I’ll do anything to make sure the story of my character who I care about so much is complete,” Joey explained.
Before concluding her interview, the star opened up about her hopes for the future.
“2020 is a piece of s**t. And I know it’s silly to hope that everything’s beautiful by September because it won’t be. So I’m hoping that there’s hope. That’s more realistic,” she said.
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