Sasha Lane opens up about struggling with bipolar disorder

Actress Sasha Lane has opened up about her battle with bipolar disorder, revealing her mental illness presents her with a daily battle.
The American Honey star is keen to talk about her struggles, because she wants others to know they are not the only ones fighting violent moodswings – and she admits the voices in her head make it hard for her to act at times.
“I have bipolar disorder, and the more intense my life gets, the more intense my head gets,” she tells Elle U.K. “It’s hard to act like you’re not hearing voices all day when you’re trying to say your lines…
“But someone else is struggling with this. I want people to know that just because I have designer bags and I’ve travelled the world, I’m still having a breakdown every other f**king day.”
The actress isn’t letting her problems hold her back, revealing she’s determined to be more picky about the roles she plays following the acclaim she received for her role in American Honey, opposite Shia LaBeouf, insisting fans will never see her in “token” parts.
“There are a handful (of roles) I get (offered) that I know are specifically for a white person; the whole family dynamic is geared towards a white person,” she says. “I don’t have those experiences. My mother is Maori, from New Zealand, and my father is black. I grew up with a lot of black people.
“You thought (offering me this role) was diverse, so you could say you have someone of colour in your film, but I’m light-skinned enough that it doesn’t throw white people off. As much as I’m glad to represent people (of colour), don’t use me as your token.”
And she has no problem standing her ground when it comes to her career choices.
“I’m pretty good at sticking to my guns,” she continues. “I don’t care how much money they’re offering, or how big the role, or how cool the party is. I just don’t take s**t from people. I’ve been asked, ‘Will you switch your hair?’ F**k, no. What for?”