Actress Selma Blair, best known for her work in films like “Cruel Intentions” and “Legally Blonde,” was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2018; and now she is sharing her battle against the disease in the new documentary “Introducing, Selma Blair.”
The documentary, directed by Rachel Fleit, explores Blair’s journey of personal acceptance and resilience as her condition progresses. Blair even says she believed she was “shooting the final days of (her) life” at one point during filming. Blair said in the trailer: “I was told to make plans for dying. Not because I have MS, because I’m fighting MS.” When Blair first revealed her diagnosis in 2018, she said she had been experiencing symptoms for years, leading her to believe she might have had the disease for more than a decade. She wrote in an Instagram post at the time: “I have Multiple Sclerosis. I am in an exacerbation. I am disabled. I fall sometimes. I drop things. My memory is foggy. And my left side is asking for directions from a broken GPS. But we are doing it.”
“Introducing, Selma Blair” will debut in theaters on October 15. It will then be available to watch on the streaming service Discovery+ on October 21.