Speaking to marie claire Australia, Turner spoke about her rise to fame. The actress, who stars in the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix, is refreshingly honest about the way her mental health was impacted by fame – particularly traversing her awkward teenage years in front of millions, many of whom were quick to let her know what they thought. “I have experienced mental illness firsthand and I’ve seen what it can do to the people around [the sufferers] as well,” she says. “My metabolism suddenly decided to fall to the depths of the ocean and I started to get spotty and gain weight, and all of this was happening to me on camera.”
Then came pressure from film and television studios to lose weight. How, as a young girl, did she cope with that? “Therapy,” Turner says with a smile. “Everyone needs a therapist, especially when people are constantly telling you you’re not good enough and you don’t look good enough. I think it’s necessary to have someone to talk to, and to help you through that.”
This article originally appeared on marie claire Australia.