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Entertainment

Web Desk
December 2, 2020

Erin Doherty says her mental health took a turn for the worst after 'The Crown'

Entertainment

Web Desk
Wed, Dec 02, 2020
Erin Doherty said her mental health tanked because she felt Princess Anne lacked purpose in life

English actress Erin Doherty, who essays the role of Princess Anne, says her mental health suffered after she got done shooting for The Crown. 

While talking to Grazia magazine on Tuesday, Doherty revealed, "It's not part of my life any more... It's the biggest shock."

"I said it out loud for the first time only a few weeks ago. I had the breakthrough of my body and brain connecting that I'm not going to play this woman any longer. I realised I had to let go of her. It's a sad thing," she added.

The starlet said her mental health tanked because she felt Princess Anne lacked purpose in her life.

"We'd just finished filming the fourth season the week before everything shut down [due to the pandemic]," the breakout star said. 

"The brakes got put on everything, and my mental health did dip. As an actor, I didn't have a purpose. I'd gone from zero to 200 miles per hour and then back to zero," Doherty shared.

She added, "I glimpsed red carpet life, and then it was gone again. To sit in my own thoughts was a difficult process at first, because you tune in with where your body and your mind and your soul and your spirit are."