Roseanne And Shameless Star Emma Kenney Is Seeking Treatment For Mental Health And More
Emma Kenney, best known for her work on the revival of Roseanne and Showtime's Shameless, is taking a break. The young actress is seeking treatment for what she calls her "battles," as she's concerned for her mental health and her emotional well-being. Here's how she explained what she's going through at the moment.
In her exclusive interview with In Touch Weekly Emma Kenney confessed that her personal struggles haven't affected her work, but they've been very detrimental to her personal life. Kenney admits that she "doesn't know how to deal with stress," and, because of that, she turned her interests towards bad vices. Now in therapy, Kenney is working towards bettering herself and putting acting aside for the moment to be her best self.
Emma Kenney begins filming the ninth season of Shameless in May, where she reprises her role as Debbie Gallagher. Shortly after that, she'll return to work on another season of Roseanne, where she plays Harris Conner-Healy in the revived ABC sitcom. She is done filming the currently-airing season of the sitcom, which will allow her this break in schedule. In the meantime, it's all about finding herself, and she believes speaking up about her problems can be helpful and beneficial to those who are struggling with similar issues. As someone who has acted since she was 10, the 18-year-old actress is stepping away from the Hollywood spotlight in focus her attention inward. We hope Emma Kenney can find some her peace during this mindful time.
Thankfully, Emma Kenney admits that she is receiving the love and support of her parents, closest friends, and co-stars. In addition to her television work, Kenney will also soon be heard in the upcoming animated film My Love Affair with Marriage and she'll be seen in next year's drama Robert the Bruce. Roseanne is currently airing its latest season, which is where Kenney can be seen on a weekly basis.
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