Mandy Moore has come a long way from that teenage girl who had to just pretend to drive a car in her music video because she was too young to actually drive. To her, though, she can't forget about that period of her life soon enough. In February's Jane Mandy admits, "I feel bad that people wasted their money on such trite, blah pop music." Awww, don't feel bad Mandy, at least you've made up for your missteps by choosing better projects like
Racing Stripes Saved! Mandy also opened up about a dark period of her life, People reports:
"A few months ago I felt really low, really sad – depressed for no reason," the singer and actress tells Jane magazine in its February issue. "I'm a very positive person, and I've always been glass-half-full. So it was like someone flipped a switch in me."
Moore, 22, and Braff, 31, split last year. Moore says the separation did not trigger her depression, but may have exacerbated it. "The breakup added to what I was going through, but it's not the complete reason," she says. "It definitely doesn't help if you're already in that place."
Moore does not speculate on what else might have caused her depression, but says it prompted some serious introspection.
"I've been going through this really crazy time in my life," she tells Jane. "I'm asking myself life-altering questions, like 'Who am I? Where do I fit in this world? What am I doing? What do I want to do? Am I living to my full potential?' "
Hopefully, DJ AM has been able to switch back on her inner happiness light bulb, because when Mandy is happy she just lights up the room. Wow, I really took that metaphor a little far, didn't I?
More of Mandy singing what I can only assume isn't "Candy", so just