Casey Deidrick (ex-Chad DiMera) opens up about his struggles with Bipolar Disorder. Read more here--->>>
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Casey Deidrick is probably best known to daytime soap fans for his role as Chad DiMera on Days of Our Lives. This is where he got his big TV break and played the role for 5 years before leaving to pursue other opportunities. Since leaving the show his work includes; Teen Wolf, Eye Candy, In the Dark and more.
In and interview with A Boof Of, Deidrick opened up about his career and his struggles. He revealed his struggle with Bipolar Disorder as he shared, "That’s a very difficult question to answer because a lot of what I do is embodying and encompassing other characters. I’m still trying to figure out who Casey is. I view acting not as a job but a way for me to process and cope with my bipolar disorder and childhood traumas I faced as a child. Acting for me is a lot like jumping out of an airplane and gives me the freedom to be who I want to be. I’m just never satisfied, and I am always growing and learning as a person. I’ve always been a very emotional person and through acting I’ve learned to control it."
Casey noted how his new character of Max on In the Dark taught him so much. "Each character I’ve played, I’ve resonated with in some way. I think I grew the most with my character on In the Dark, which is a gift in itself. Max really taught me a lot about responding from a place of love and being able to stand in the storm. I think the toxic masculinity roles were reversed in Max and Perry’s relationship and it was so awakening for me to not use anger as a form of communication." Go check out the full interview!
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