Whereas Ana de Armas works in entrance of the digital camera, that does not imply she’s snug residing life within the public eye.

This was very true when it got here to the media frenzy round her relationship with Ben Affleck. Whereas the 2 dated for lower than a yr in 2020, they had been continuously photographed by the paparazzi and the whole lot from their afternoon strolls to their holidays made headlines.

So, what was it wish to have this degree of consideration on their romance? “Horrible,” de Armas advised ELLE in an interview for its August 2022 cowl story. Nonetheless, she’s capable of see a silver lining. “Yeah, which is sweet,” the actress continued. “That is one of many the explanation why I left L.A.”

Whereas de Armas had seen different celebrities face public scrutiny, experiencing it firsthand made her notice that the Metropolis of Angels wasn’t precisely heaven on earth for her.

“Going by way of it [myself] confirmed my ideas about, ‘This isn’t the place for me to be,'” the The Grey Man star continued. “It turned just a little bit an excessive amount of. There isn’t any escape. There isn’t any manner out.”

As de Armas, who now lives in New York, put it, in L.A., “It is all the time the sensation of one thing that you do not have, one thing lacking. It is a metropolis that retains you anxious.”