Zoey Deutch has revealed that she contracted coronavirus before the shutdown began, and even admitted she felt guilty for recovering.
In a new Vulture essay, the 25-year-old actress said, “People keep asking me, ‘Where did you get it?’ and I wish I knew.”
“I’m okay now,” Deutch, who continued to test positive for a month, said. “I’m so grateful for my health and I also feel guilty, in a way, for making it out okay. I think this virus is bringing up so many conflicting emotions.”
She continued, “I have to say I’m also so grateful for my inherent neuroses, which caused me to stay inside before I was supposed to. I’ve been quarantined longer than there was a mandated shut-in.”
“The Politician” star said she’s decided it’s time to speak out about her experience to encourage people to wear masks.
“I am so lucky to be healthy, that I’m safe and not immunocompromised and have access to doctors; I am incredibly privileged. But not everyone shares that privilege — so we need to be extra careful for those who don’t by wearing masks.”
Deutch’s essay goes on to detail her days in quarantine, which includes lots of cooking and binge-watching “The Sopranos.”
She also noted that she is having major feelings over the recent internet squabble between Alison Roman and Chrissy Teigen.
“Nobody has reached out to me to ask how I’m doing in regards to my two crushes, Alison Roman and Chrissy Teigen, who are engaging in an internet fight,” she complained.
“I’m not kidding when I say I am distraught over it. I am torn apart. My No. 1 ingredient is shallots and, same as Chrissy, whenever I see my shallots, I cry. My greatest passion in life is food and eating.”
Luckily for Deutch, the foodie feud ended as quickly as it began earlier this month.