Billie Eilish sat down with Drew Barrymore on the recent episode of The Drew Barrymore Show, where the singer talked about the effect the media has had on her mental health.
“You know I‘ve always been very, very strong-willed and honest, which I think is like a blessing and a curse,” Billie told Barrymore. “The funny thing is that the older I’ve gotten, the less confident I‘ve gotten and it kind of made me like—because I re-watched the doc a few weeks ago, and it made me cry because I was thinking how free-spirited I was and how open-minded I was, and then it’s like the media just like tears it away from you… It‘s not fun right now so I’m trying to…I‘m figuring it out.”
“Believe me, I get it,” Barrymore replied. “I have such faith that you will because even when you are struggling, you are aware of the struggle.”
This is not the first time Eilish is talking about this. In a past conversation with Stormzy, she said, per Complex: “It can be hard not to believe them. I grew up with the internet. I use social media for the same reasons everyone else does, and you come across these videos saying you’re ugly and you suck and you’re terrible and that makes me feel like a failure. There are other things too, more concrete things, like when I disappoint myself, when I don’t feel how I said I was going to feel, or do the things I said to myself I was going to do…but failure is an interesting thing because, like success, it’s really only in your head.”
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