‘I caught a glimpse of life on the red carpet, and then it was gone’: The Crown star Erin Doherty admits her ‘mental health deteriorated’ when she parted ways with the role of Princess Anne during the pandemic
She is one of The Crown’s young breakout stars.
But Erin Doherty didn’t quite have the feeling she was hoping for from her acclaimed portrayal of Princess Anne.
The actress wrapped up her second series as the young royal family in the Netflix drama earlier this year, and in a new interview admitted that her mental health took a plunge with the sudden end of the job that changed her life, adding to that. more was thanked until the global pandemic.
See you soon: she is one of the young stars of The Crown. But Erin Doherty wasn’t quite fond of her acclaimed performance of Princess Anne, as she’d hoped
Erin plays a young Anne in series three and The Crown’s recently released series four, but as the timeline progresses for the fifth and final sixth season, she will hand over the baton to a new actor.
Speak against Grazia Magazine about the role, Erin admitted that it was “a shock” to say goodbye to the character.
‘It’s the biggest shock. I only said it out loud for the first time a few weeks ago. I had the breakthrough of my body and brain, which made me commit to stop playing this woman. I realized I had to let go of her. It’s a sad thing, ”she explained.
The shock was only made worse by the global pandemic, which hit just after Erin got a taste of life on the red carpet during the 2020 awards season, where she flew to LA to receive the best ensemble award at the SAG Awards.
Grateful: The actress wrapped up her second series as the young royal in the Netflix drama earlier this year and has admitted that her sanity took a plunge with the sudden end of her job (photo left: Princess Anne at Balmoral in 1983; photo right: Erin as Princess Anne in The Crown)
“We had just finished filming season four, the week before it all ended,” she explained. ‘Everything was put on the brakes and my mental health declined. As an actor I had no goal. I had gone from zero to 200 miles per hour and then back to zero. I caught a glimpse of life on the red carpet, and then it was gone again. ‘
She added that it was a shock to move from filming the ensemble show and promoting it at glitzy prices to the UK lockdown. “Being in my own mind was a difficult process at first because you tune in to where your body and your mind and your soul and your spirit are,” she said.
“Part of that process is,” Right, I really need to look at this because I don’t feel very happy about that, “or,” I really haven’t addressed these issues that may have been there since childhood. “”
Erin added that despite The Crown’s massive worldwide success, she doesn’t feel like life has changed much for her, noting that she still lives in a house with six others.
Win: The shock was exacerbated by the pandemic, which hit right after Erin enjoyed living the red carpet at the SAG Awards in January with co-stars Oliva Colman and Josh O’Connor
She admitted she’s grateful she hasn’t had the level of rising fame that her co-star Emma Corrin, who plays Princess Diana in series four, has had in recent months.
“I can’t even imagine what Emma is going through now,” she said. “It’s one of the hardest things to just get in, regardless of your previous experience. It’s just such a massive show to sit in. It is quite uncomfortable. ‘
The next role for Erin is a completely different role – the female lead in the thriller Rebel Ridge opposite Star Wars’ John Boyega. Filming begins in March in Louisiana.
The Netflix thriller explores systemic American injustice in the context of bone-breaking action, eternal suspense, and pitch-black humor, and also stars Don Johnson and James Cromwell.
Royal Role: In a conversation with Grazia Magazine about the role, Erin admitted it was ‘a shock’ to say goodbye to the character ‘It’s a sad thing’, she said