Princess Diaries star Heather Matarazzo has opened up about her “struggle to survive” as an actress, saying this week that she is “broken” and feeling “a sudden loss”.
The 39-year-old actress also appeared in Saved!, Welcome to Dollhouse, Scream 3, and Sisters, but on Tuesday indicated in a series of tweets that working in Hollywood isn’t all that cracked up.
In a now-deleted tweet, she wrote, as I mentioned before: “I hit my limit with Life today” BuzzFeed.
You’ve reached the limit with whatever games the universe plays. I’m finished. I’m tired. I really feel the loss.
Heather Matarazzo tweeted that she “maxed out with Life today,” adding that she was “completed” and “tired” on Tuesday.
She said she faced “disappointments” and “rejection” and worked hard “without complaint” but now she needs to “win”
The 39-year-old actress is best known for her roles in The Princess Diaries, Saved!, Welcome to the Dollhouse, and Scream 3
“I’m perplexed because I feel like I’ve done the work for so long without complaint,” she continued.
She has taken in disappointments, rejections, etc., and asserts that rejection is a redirect. I’ve always had faith in the universe, but today, something happened. I feel like acting.
Inside Heather Matarazzo’s decades-long career on the big screen
- 1995: Welcome to Dollhouse
- 1997: Hurricane Streets
- 1997: Jenna’s arrest
- 1997: The Daily
- 1997: Devil’s Advocate
- 1998: Strike!
- 1998: 54
- 1998 American Kitchen
- 1999: Getting to know you
- 1999: cherry
- 2000: Blue Moon
- 2000: Scream 3
- 2000: MAN . Company
- 2001: The Princess Diaries
- 2002: Sorority Boys
- 2003: The Pink House
- 2004: New Student Orientation
- 2004: Saved!
- 2004: The Princess Diaries 2
- 2006: Believe me
- 2007: Download: Part Two
- 2011: Mangos!
- 2015: sidewalk movement
- 2015: Composition
- 2015: Sisters
- 2016: Flu Girl.
- 2016: culling chickens
- 2018: Don’t worry, he won’t walk
- 2018: stuck
- 2019: smothered by moms
- 2019: Billboard
- 2019: The Worshipful Horse
- 2020: Real Estate
- 2021: A generation of wrecks
- 2022: Scream
I have given my life to acting for over 30 years. “I’m done fighting to survive,” she added in another now-deleted tweet.
I just need to win. Life changes victory. Because this is not it. F***.’
Heather didn’t provide any other details about what exactly sent her to her breaking point on Tuesday.
Her latest credit is this year’s reboot of Scream, which was released in January by Paramount Pictures.
According to iMDB, she is also set to appear in The Mattachine Family and Paint, both of which are in post-production.
She has acted steadily over the course of her career, with credits nearly every year since 1993, although many of her roles have been smaller.
Heather’s first acting role came in 1993, when she appeared in two episodes of Nickelodeon’s The Adventures of Pete & Pete, and from there, his career took off, with the actress landing her breakout movie role in 1995, when she starred in The Adventures of Pete. & Pete. Dramatic Comedy Welcome to the Dolls House.
Since then, the big screen actress has partnered with a host of A-list talents, including Kirsten Dunst, Anne Hathaway, Keanu Reeves, and David Arquette.
It now boasts 35 films, as well as dozens of TV shows, including guest roles on major hit shows like Grey’s Anatomy and Roseanne.
However, while Heather’s biography indicates that she has worked steadily over the years, she has previously opened up about the realities of life as an actress – explaining that she’s not as charming and well-paid as many people might assume.
In a 2017 interview, I spoke to Watchman About the volatility of work in Hollywood.
“I don’t know if I took a step back from Hollywood, or if Hollywood took a step back from me,” she said.
She admitted that during a particularly dark period in 2009 after months of unsuccessful tests, she contemplated suicide.
I was like, “What kind of sick, twisted universe is this?” “The fact that I’m still here is a miracle in itself,” she said.
She also challenged the misconception that all working actors are wealthy, revealing that she considered driving for Lyft in 2017.
For freelance projects, she explains, she makes $125 per 16-18 hours per day.
Heather has worked steadily over the past 30 years, having landed her first television role in 1993, before landing a breakout film role in 1995’s Welcome to the Dolls House (pictured)
Heather previously opened up about being suicidal after a string of failed auditions in 2009
She said that most working actors don’t make a lot of money and revealed that she thought about driving for Lyft in 2017
Most people think I probably get paid a lot of money. But I don’t really do that, and most working reps don’t. I drive a Prius f**king, and I just bought my first pair of new shoes in over two years,” she said.
There is this “outcast” and made-up image of the actors, living this extravagant and beautiful life. But in reality, it is not just an experiment.
In addition to appearing in her on-screen roles as an actress, Heather also offers paid videos on Cameo, where she charges $150 for a personal video and $1,400 for a work video.
In response to her tweets on Tuesday, support came from other Twitter users — and while Heather didn’t respond, she did like some of the tweets.
Sending you love, Heather. So much,” writer and producer Bradley Bredwig wrote in one tweet I liked.
Actors Michael Fishman and Yvette Nicole Brown said they sent her direct messages, while actress Candice Kane wrote: ‘You’re a magician! The universe knows it! It’s all coming!!! Xoxo.
Actors Aaron Paul and Lee Shorten also shared supportive comments, while one fan wrote: “Thank you for your honesty, Heather. I wish I had the words to make you feel better – but all I can say is that from a third party (a little biased), your light shines bright and I know it will land you in the right place. Will. I send you a big hug.