Selena Gomez: Proud of Her Documentary; Won’t Watch It Again
Last year, Selena Gomez was the subject of the AppleTV+ documentary My Mind and Me. The doc chronicled the singer and actress’ six-year journey battling autoimmune disease, mental illness, and the pressures of being thrust into the limelight. As we previously reported, Gomez likens learning about her bipolar disorder to reading about thunder and lightning as a child to help subside her fear of storms.
While at Universal Music Group and Thrive Global’s Music & Health Conference on Tuesday (September 19), Gomez revealed she initially did not favor doing a documentary. The 31-year-old added, “There was a very long period of time where I just didn’t know if it was a good idea. I knew, eventually, one day I wanted to maybe just be an actress for a while, and I didn’t know if it would jeopardize things in my life.” After the documentary was released in November 2022, Gomez was relieved after she had no choice at that point and felt “a huge weight was lifted.”
The Only Murders In The Building star discussed things she kept locked up inside for years in the doc. Because of that, it makes it hard for her to watch the documentary. “I will never watch it again, but I’m very proud of it,” she said. While at the conference, Gomez also discussed the continuing threat of AI. However, she seemed pretty confident that no one in her field wants to feel like “they need to lean on a computer in order to translate their story or what they’re trying to say.” Gomez says that even with AI, she doesn’t think you “could ever replace what a human being can write.” Citing Lil Wayne saying there are no other humans like who you are, she added, “And that’s all it should be.”
Coming off her newest single, “Single Soon,” Gomez is expected to soon announce the release date of her third studio album, SG3.