In a new candid interview, Neighbors star Jodi Gordon talks about how she reached the bottom before she went into rehab for a month this year.
Australian actress Jodi Gordon gives an honest story about dealing with her long-standing alcohol addiction in an exclusive new interview for Stellar, which is coming out today.
37 years old Neighbors i At home and away star, who is currently appearing as a contestant on Celebrity Apprenticeshe applied for rehab in April shortly after she and her former investment banker boyfriend were barred from communicating with each other for two years.
I’m talking to StellarGordon described alcohol as her “poison” and revealed how things got bad before she went into rehab for 30 days.
“I have been chasing this illusion for too long that I can drink like a normal person. It was really bad while I was working Neighbors. It was a trip to work, the stress of traveling … In my industry, I think there is a lot to look at, ”she said.
“I was trying to present something further [what] I could pretend to be in control, trying to do my best, but I’m just drowning … I feel like I’m a little girl in a big world. I think I got to the point where the depression really started to sink. “
Gordon acted At home and away as Martha Mackenzie from 2005-2010 onwards Neighbors as Elly Conway from 2016-2020, repeating the role in the upcoming final episodes of the series.
She won Logie in 2006 for popular new female talent and was nominated for popular actress in 2009.
But she hit the headlines for another reason earlier this year after a dramatic breakup with ex-partner Sebastian Blackler.
The former couple was prohibited mutual communication two years after a “physical altercation” that took place at a bed and breakfast in Kurrajong Heights, northwest of Sydney, on April 3rd. Later that month, Gordon applied for rehab.
“The place I was in before I went to rehab was a really dark place,” she said.
“It’s a place I’ve been so far down this well – as I call it – that it’s really hard to think, hear, see any form of light or be able to connect with anyone, let alone reach out or talk to anyone .
“So to hear that someone was worried about me or that someone was telling me to go to rehab or that I needed help, it just sounded like white noise.”
Eventually, Gordon said, she became “so desperate” that she realized she needed help.
“I let someone help me make that choice and I booked … reluctantly, but within a few days I knew I was exactly where I belonged.”
Gordon also said Stellar yes, while she feels “shame and guilt” for some of the mistakes she has made in the past, others will not be ashamed for her decision to go into rehab.
“I don’t think it’s fair to have an opinion or to degrade someone because they are trying to get help or trying to be better and improve their life,” she said.