told a sympathetic Ellen DeGeneres that she couldn’t put the words she’d read out of her mind when she was being cyberbullied.
“And then I realized why I couldn’t was I hadn’t learned to love myself yet. I hadn’t gotten there. And if you don’t love yourself when someone else says horrible things to you, part of you is always going to believe them. So, then I was like, okay, I don’t want to believe these people. I don’t want to agree with them on any level. I want to figure out who I am. I want to learn who I am. I don’t want to feel like I’m fragile every time I leave the house because I’m so dependent on what other people think about me. ‘I just took a step back, and as Matthew McConaughey, my co-star in Interstellar, would say, “I just kept living.” And, it’s been a really cool journey. ‘I feel like I arrived in a place where maybe not every minute of every day, but way more than I used to, I have a tremendous amount of love and compassion for everyone else. ‘And best of all I have it for myself, which I never enjoyed before.” The Ellen DeGeneres Show