After facing a long battle with body issues and the devastating loss of her best friend, Grey’s Anatomy star Sara Ramirez sits down with Latina magazine for her first in-depth interview in years. In the March issue, hitting newsstands February 15th, the Mexican American actress opens up to Latina about her life, her loss and her curves.
On battling depression: At one point, Ramirez could barely muster up the energy to get out of bed and go to the set of Grey’s “Somehow I managed to do it, but it wasn’t pretty. There were days that I would show up to work and come out the side of my face to people who didn’t deserve it.”
On body issues: “There’s a whole list of things you could worry about. Are you skinny enough? Talented enough? In all kinds of ways, I used to be really, really hard on myself.”
On Grey’s Anatomy troubled past: “[I found myself] in the midst of a hurricane. So much time on Grey’s was spent just trying to figure out what kind of family I was walking into. There was so much drama and so much time wasted focusing on the wrong things.”
On being different: “I’ve never been very cookie cutter. If I choose something different from the status quo, it’s my responsibility and my choice to live my life that way.”
To read the whole story, pick up the March issue of Latina magazine, on newsstands February 15th.