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3 February 2021, 15:07
Lana Condor felt “horrible mentally” after the release of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before in 2018.
Lana Condor, 23, who plays Lara Jean in the movies, was left in sheer surprise at her sudden rise to fame, which came about while she was filming series Deadly Class, so much so that it took a toll on her mental health.
While grateful for the incredible opportunity, Lana said she felt “so burned out.”
In an interview with Self, Lana said: “I was just saying yes to everything because it's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and you want to capitalize on it, and you want to feel like you're fully embracing everything. But I've never felt more horrible mentally.
“I was so burned out.... I would go home at night and I couldn't speak. I couldn't eat. I couldn't sleep. I would shake going to bed and shake waking up because it was just so much stimulation.”
Luckily, she had amazing support in the form of her team and her parents, calling them “a great sounding board” and now has a healthier relationship with the industry.
The actress also moved away from LA and bought a house in Seattle, saying her goal behind the decision is “trying to make my world smaller.”
“I feel more human,” she added. “Life is slower where I'm living now, and I have never felt happier, because I feel fuller.”
To All The Boys: Always and Forever will be released on 12 February and it’ll be the final instalment of the film franchise.