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07/15/2013 10:04 am ET

Greta Gerwig On Finding Her 'Purpose' During Her Twenties

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Even successful actresses have struggled with a sense of purpose sometimes.

At least, that was the case for Greta Gerwig. The "Frances Ha" actress spoke to the Guardian's Emma Brockes about one particularly difficult year in her mid-twenties:

I was really depressed. I cried a lot. It was a hard year. I was 25 and thinking, 'This is supposed to be the best time and I'm miserable.' Looking back, I wish I had taken that time and written more, but it felt like acting was happening for me, and I went back to acting classes. The blessing and curse of my life is that I think I thrive when I have a singular purpose and a calling. But actually I'm happiest when I'm doing lots of things. And I have to reconcile that.

We're glad she seems to have figured things out -- here's hoping we'll all get to that point.

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