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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 21 June 2018

Selena Gomez opens up about her mental state

The actress and singer said it was said it was great that the film Good Time had a "mental aspect" to it because it struck a chord with her

Selena Gomez has revealed she's had a kidney transplant. Kevork Djansezian / Reuters
Selena Gomez has revealed she's had a kidney transplant. Kevork Djansezian / Reuters

Actress-singer Selena Gomez opened up about her mental state while hosting the screening of Safdie brothers' film Good Time.

She said it was great that the new Hollywood movie had a "mental aspect" to it and says it struck a chord with her. Gomez hosted a screening of the movie at the ArcLight Hollywood here, reports dailymail.co.uk.

"A little while ago, I was actually on bed rest and it's probably the worst time to watch (2014 film) Heaven Knows What, or the best time, depending on your mental state," she said.

"And I ended up becoming extremely fascinated with the boys (director Josh Safdie and producer Sebastian Bear-McClard) and kind of forced them to be my friend a little bit.

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"For me personally, I really liked the mental aspect of it, because I've done a lot of those exercises that you put in this.

"So, in the beginning of the movie struck with me ... that's not really a secret, but, I for sure have talked about that and have done a lot of those exercises," she added.

The film Gomez was referring to during the panel was Heaven Knows What, which is about a homeless heroin addict who attempts suicide before ending up in a psychiatric hospital.