Selena Gomez in floods of tears in emotional trailer for AppleTV+ documentary ‘My Mind and Me’
AppleTV+ documentary ‘My Mind and Me’ delves into the personal life of singer Selena Gomez
The singer and actress, 30, from Texas, has released a teaser trailer for the Apple+ film, which focuses on her personal life throughout a “six year-labour of love.”
She is seen in the short clip crying, hugging friends and travelling the world to perform. The documentary dives into her journey from a childhood star to fighting physical and mental health conditions.
Selena shared the trailer with her 346 million followers on Instagram on Tuesday (20 September) with the caption: “My Mind and Me, we don’t get along sometimes and it gets hard to breathe…but I wouldn’t change my life.”
The former Disney Channel star has been in the public eye for most of her life, from when she first starred in Barney & Friends at the age of seven to her public relationship and break-up with singer Justin Bieber.
‘My Mind and Me’ is directed by Alek Keshishian and explores the private side of Selena Gomez, her albums, television shows and social media gossip - the “person behind the persona.”
The synopsis states: “After years in the limelight, Selena Gomez achieves unimaginable stardom. But just as she reaches a new peak, an unexpected turn pulls her into the darkness.
“This uniquely raw and intimate documentary spans her six-year journey into a new light.”
Selena was diagnosed with lupus in 2014 and underwent surgery three years later for a kidney transplant and chemotherapy, before suffering side effects such as chronic pain and anxiety.
Despite this, the former Disney Channel star embarked on a world tour and continued recording albums which could’ve contributed to her fight with mental health.
As well as being a singer, entrepreneur and actress, Selena Gomez is an advocate for mental health and even founded a company called Wondermind, to destigmatize conditions for everyone.
She previously spoke about the subject at the White House in May 2022, saying: “Bringing attention to mental health through media or just by talking about your journeys can help.
“Mental health is very personal for me, and I hope that by using my platform to share my own story and working with incredible people like all of you, I can help others feel less alone and find the help they need, which is honestly all I want.”
Audiences will be able to see Selena’s fight in ‘My Mind and Me’ which is set to premiere on 2 November at the AFI Fest in Los Angeles.
The American Film Institute President and CEO Bob Gazzale said: “Selena is a global force in art and entertainment, and we are honoured to partner with her, [director] Alek [Keshishian] and Apple to shine a light upon her journey in this beautifully crafted celebration of optimism, vulnerability and hopefulness.”
For everyone else, Selena’s documentary airs on AppleTV+ on 4 November 2022.