I always find it interesting when celebrities – often who are considered to have reached the pinnacle of success in life (they have a lot of fame and wealth) – admit to struggles that ordinary people have, such as social anxiety.
‘I have social anxiety’: Hollywood star Rachel McAdams reveals she gets incredibly uncomfortable when around people she doesn’t know with the experience leaving her ‘wanting to stay home forever’
by By ANNITA KATEE FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA, Feb 2018
She’s one of Hollywood’s most loved actresses known for her starring roles in Mean Girls and The Notebook.
And although familiar for her bubbly and outgoing personality Rachel McAdams revealed she actually suffers from ‘social anxiety’.
Speaking to YahooBe on Tuesday, the 39-year-old confessed that going out to events with large crowds makes her want to ‘stay home forever’.
‘I have a little bit of social anxiety,’ she said.
‘So going to a party and talking to a bunch of strangers makes me want to stay home forever.’
And although she continues to work through her feelings of discomfort when around many people, she added that it was her anxiety that drew her to her new role as Annie in Game Night.
…’I can be socially anxious, and I find those people are the ones that are most reticent to play games,’ she explained.
‘It gives you a goal and an activity, and you can bond with people in a really natural way without having to navigate your way through social politics as much.’
–How People Learn to Become Resilient by Maria Konnikova