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Hunter Schafer Opens Up About Depression, Making Art & Dealing With Fame

Hunter Schafer Opens Up About Depression, Making Art & Dealing With Fame

Hunter Schafer is opening up about art and life.

The 24-year-old Euphoria star got candid in conversation with artist Viviane Sassen for the Autumn/Winter 2023 issue of AnOther Magazine.

During the chat, Hunter spoke about rising to fame, finding solace in making art, friendships and dealing with depression.

Keep reading to find out more…

Find out what Hunter Schafer had to say…

On modeling:

“With modeling, especially now that I’m not ‘just’ a model and I get to have more of a personality and some autonomy about how I present myself, I really like to keep it more intuitive — think about shape rather than looking hot or pretty, or whatever.”

On goals:

“I set little goals for myself — this year it was to direct a short film. Another was to write ten outlines for films I want to direct.”

On friendships:

“I didn’t used to have many friends. It was hard making friends, and I was content that way. I think maybe that’s why visual arts worked better for me in the past, because it’s so solitary and I loved that, that was my comfort zone.”

On making art:

“I’ve been wanting to put time and energy into getting my art practice up and running again. I’m thinking about it constantly. I never know what’s happening two months from now, but I started renting a studio in LA for the first time at the beginning of this year.”

On mental health:

“Depression has been something I’ve wrestled with. It never really goes away. You just figure out how to live with it, live a life with it.”

On fame:

“I was 19, and although I felt like an adult, I look back at myself and think, ‘You were a baby.’ It was a hard adjustment. But I also understand now that fame moves in waves.”

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