EastEnders star Maisie Smith has been regularly keeping fans updated during coronavirus lockdown with Instagram posts – one of our favourites being the very relatable and therapeutic smashing of a cabinet. We can totally relate.
However, she recently made a much more candid and serious post which saw her opening up about the anxiety she is currently feeling before she then sang a beautifully moving song about the body dysmorphia she experienced when she was 13.
Maisie has played Tiffany Butcher in the soap from a very young age and has grown up in the spotlight, both through her acting career and her music.
In the clip, Maisie plays guitar as she sings: ‘When I was little I would look in the mirror, holding in my stomach wishing that I was thinner.
‘Guess I had a case of body dysmorphia – and I still haven’t shaken it off.
‘Things were getting heavy, that’s what the scales told me. Only 13 years old, wiping the tears of my cheeks, it felt like no-one else around me really understood.’
Fellow stars flocked to congratulate Maisie on the brave and inspirational song, with Louisa Lytton telling her co-star telling her that she could ‘listen to her all day.’
James Bye, Milly Zero, Tanya Franks and Danielle Harold also shared their love.
Maisie captioned the post, saying: ‘If you’re feeling particularly down at the moment – don’t worry you’re not alone.
‘It’s a scary time right now and tbh my anxiety is hitting the roof. Been feeling a bit trapped in my thoughts so I wrote this yesterday to heal my mind.
‘I am so thankful to be home and well, I hope we all come out of this together; stronger.’
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