‘To All the Boys’ Star Lana Condor Was So Overworked at 1 Point She Would ‘Shake Going to Bed’

Lana Condor is one of Hollywood’s hottest young stars, an actor who rose to fame for her work in the Netflix film To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. Over the past few years, Condor has proven her staying power, acting in a variety of projects and showing her fans that she has the ability to act out dramatic parts as well as comedic ones. Condor has achieved a lot of fame for her young age, and while she has managed it all with grace and poise, she has opened up several times over the years about the difficulties that she has experienced with stress and her own mental health. 

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How did Lana Condor become famous?

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Lana Condor was born in Vietnam in 1997, according to IMDb. As a baby, she was adopted by American parents. Condor was raised alongside her brother in Washington, and later, in New York City. Condor trained as a dancer when she was young, working with a variety of different dance companies. Eventually, Condor refocused her attention on acting, attending the New York Film Academy and the Yale Summer Conservatory for Actors.

After a few years of training as an actor, Condor made her big-screen debut in 2016, playing Jubilee in the blockbuster film X-Men: Apocalypse. Condor landed several more film roles before appearing in the hit 2018 Netflix comedy To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. Condor made a splash in the film and was shot to worldwide fame. 

Lana Condor’s ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ breakout role

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In the years following her success in the movie To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Lana Condor worked on a variety of projects. She landed several more roles, including the movies Alita: Battle Angel and Summer Night. In 2020, she appeared in the highly-anticipated follow up to To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, titled To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You

Condor has also earned acclaim for the way that she opens up to her fans on social media. Her YouTube channel has become very popular with fans, and the young woman has opened up on a number of occasions about the way that she is able to manage a high-powered career and still maintain her own mental health. 

What did Lana Condor say about learning to manage stress?

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In a February 2021 interview with Self Magazine, Lana Condor admitted that the process of learning how to say no to projects that would have overextended her did not always come easily. Condor revealed that after she found fame, she “was just saying yes to everything because it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and you want to capitalize on it, and you want to feel like you’re fully embracing everything. But I’ve never felt more horrible mentally. I was so burned out … I would go home at night and I couldn’t speak. I couldn’t eat. I couldn’t sleep. I would shake going to bed and shake waking up because it was just so much stimulation.”

Condor admitted that once she was able to admit her struggles to herself and those in her inner circle, she was better able to understand how to deal with the turbulent times. “I’m talking about my mental health and my heart. And that’s something that I completely threw away for the sake of others. So once I shared it and was vulnerable with my team, it was a huge change,” the star admitted. These days, Condor stated that she is able to navigate fame and life in the entertainment industry in a much more healthy way.