Popstar Selena Gomez gives fans around the world an insight into her life in new film My Mind & Me, directed and produced by Alek Keshishian (“Madonna: Truth or Dare”), which comes to Apple TV+ this weekend.
Gomez skyrocketed to fame as a child on kid’s show Barney & Friends, before branching into pop stardom – with a highly public relationship along the way. But what sounds like a charmed life took a turn a decade ago when Grammy-nominated Selena was diagnosed with lupus, followed by depression and anxiety.
The reason for her health issues? Selena is candid, and is shown saying in the trailer: “My whole life, since I was a kid, I’ve been working.”
Her recovery is charted in the film over the course of six years, with Selena seen giving herself a pep talk and saying: “Just be who you are, Selena. No one cares about what you’re doing,” and discussing candidly: “It’s about who I am, being okay with where I am. I am grateful to be alive.”
The trailer was released in October to coincide with World Mental Health Day, and the documentary promises to be an honest, raw look at facing mental health issues while living in the spotlight.