In a 2017 interview, Heather Matarazzo had said that it was years of being stereotyped as playing the "dork" which led to Hollywood’s limited view of her.
Those in showbiz are never guaranteed a successful career in a very competitive field. Many celebrities quit and do other things in life, simply because they are not able to survive in the industry.
Heather Matarazzo of Princess Diaries fame is the latest star to talk about how difficult it can get.
In a series of now-deleted tweets, Matarazzo shared that she is "done struggling just to survive" and has "hit [her] limit with Life." "I have hit my limit with whatever games the Universe is playing. I am done. I am tired. I truly feel at a f***ing loss," the 39-year-old actress exclaimed.
The actress shared how much she had to struggle to try and make it in Hollywood in a Twitter thread on May 11, Wednesday, according to BuzzFeed.
"I feel at a loss because I feel I have done THE WORK, for a long time, with no complaint," she added. "I have taken the disappointments, the rejections, etc., and maintained that rejection is redirection. I have had continual FAITH in the Universe, but today, something broke. I feel cast."
This resonates. It’s OK to feel “done” w your career and want to do something COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. Can be when you’ve had a good career, or when you haven’t. Grinding away isn’t the answer. https://t.co/jBRcdCl2zM— Maya Lau (@mayalau) May 12, 2022
In another deleted post, she expressed her desire for a "life-changing win." "I've given my life to acting for over 30 years. And am done struggling just to survive," she remarked. "I just need a win. A life-changing win. Cause this ain't it. F***."
Matarazzo gave a bunch of hits but in 2007, after Hostel: Part II, she basically vanished from Hollywood. She didn't return until 2015 when she had a role in Sisters, starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
“I don’t know if I took a step back from Hollywood, or Hollywood took a step back from me," the actress said in a 2017 interview with The Guardian, adding that it was years of being stereotyped as playing the "dork" which led to Hollywood’s limited view of her.
“I had difficulties dealing with my own insecurities and identity when I was in my late teens,” she said. The way her characters were perceived was also traumatic for her. "It wasn’t until I became an adolescent that I started hearing words such as ‘ugly’ or ‘plain,'" she shared.
In 2008, the New York native confirmed her engagement to musician Caroline Murphy, but the duo split four years later. In November 2018, Matarazzo married comedian and writer Heather Turman.
Regarding my tweets from earlier this week. ❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/LVI0k8Ym6V— HeatherMatarazzo (@HeatherMatarazz) May 14, 2022
However, the actress's tweets left fans and social media users worried. One concerned individual wrote on Twitter, "@HeatherMatarazz has deleted the tweets in question. I hope this means that you feel better Heather," and another one wrote, "sending love to heather matarazzo <3 i’ve loved her on screen since welcome to the dollhouse." One wrote: "This resonates. It’s OK to feel “done” w your career and want to do something COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. Can be when you’ve had a good career, or when you haven’t. Grinding away isn’t the answer."
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