Maddison Brown has opened up on her private life in the wake of her link to Liam Hemsworth last year.
The Dynasty star, 22, wrote in a column for this weeks' Stellar magazine that she keeps her 'real life' to herself.
'In the acting world, if your personal life eclipses the work that you're doing, it's hard for people to separate the person from the character that you're trying to play.
'I don't want to put myself out there': Maddison Brown (pictured) revealed in this week's Stellar magazine that she is protecting her private life after being linked with Liam Hemsworth
'I have my friends, I have my family, I have the "real" part of my life. And the attention on my private life is not my reality, if that makes sense.'
Maddison, who hails from Sydney but is now based in Atlanta, added: 'I don't let it affect me too much. I am just happy to be working.'
The Australian actress explained that even on social media, she stays guarded when it comes to her posts.
The 22-year-old said: 'I have my friends, I have my family, I have the "real" part of my life. And the attention on my private life is not my reality, if that makes sense'
The Kettering Incident star added: 'In this day and age, social media is a huge part of people's careers... you have to use it and not let it use you... I don't want to overshare on social media'
Linked: Maddison was first linked to Liam Hemsworth, 29, (pictured) in October last year, when they were pictured kissing on the streets of New York City
When asked at the time if she was single, Madison apparently laughed and said: 'I'm not