The Secrets and Lies star tells PEOPLE Now her family and friends were key to getting her back on track
“I can tell you I have dealt with mania my whole life,” she told PEOPLE Now Friday, noting humorously, “I’m gonna top his depression. I am manic and crazy!”
Surrounding herself with good people was everything to her recovery, she added.
“I quit drugs at 22,” she said. “I traveled a lot, I dealt with my priorities. I have such a beautiful, strong family and friends and they are like everything to me.”
Lewis plays Det. Andrea Crawford on the ABC show, which premiered last Sunday, and is investigating a murder in which Phillippe’s Ben Crawford is a suspect.
She praised costar Phillippe, calling the role his breakout performance and adding that his handling of such a dramatic part is nothing short of “phenomenal.”
“That’s a role of a lifetime. He plays a broken man, a guy on the edge. Not many actors have to play that realm of emotion.”