Although the actress admits it was “difficult” opening up about her recent ADHD diagnosis, she says the condition was a blessing in disguise.
“I honestly feel like my ADHD is why I performed so well under pressure,” she explains. “It’s actually a little bit of a superpower … The more stimulation you give me, the calmer I feel. On the show I felt more calm than I’ve ever felt in my normal life, because my mind was given things to concentrate on.”
Being one of the strongest female recruits, it came as a shock when Cornish was forced to withdraw due to a lower leg injury.
“I was really enjoying my time on the show, so to have to make a decision based on my future body was disappointing,” she says.
Now dealing with a painful hip fracture, the star knows it was the right choice.
“It was a very hard bullet to bite, but now I know that it was the right one,” she explains. “If I had pushed all the way through, I’d be screwed.”
SAS: Australia airs Monday-Wednesday 7.30pm on Channel Seven.