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The Crown star Claire Foy reveals suffering a ‘mental breakdown’ in her twenties

The Crown star Claire Foy reveals suffering a ‘mental breakdown’ in her twenties

The Crown star Claire Foy has revealed she suffered a ‘mental breakdown’ in her twenties. The 33-year-old actress, who plays Queen Elizabeth II in the Netflix period drama, said she was suicidal before she started therapy at 25. The star, who won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of the monarch, told The Sunday Times Magazine: ‘I had a mental breakdown at 24. I was suicidal’.

Actress Claire Foy has revealed how she suffered a ‘mental breakdown’ in her twenties. The 32-year-old actress has discussed her ‘rocky road’ to success and how she still thinks about the ‘painful’ experience. In a candid interview with ES Magazine, the Golden Globe winner said she ‘took a massive left turn’ after a ‘horrible’ time in her twenties.

The Crown star Claire Foy has revealed she suffered a ‘mental breakdown’ in her twenties. The 33-year-old actress admitted she turned to therapy after feeling ‘crazy’ and unable to be herself when she was starring in the titular role of Queen Elizabeth II in the hit Netflix show. She said: ‘It was a very intense two-year period, and I felt I wasn’t able to be myself within that. I felt very alone, I felt very isolated, and I felt very crazy.

And I really felt that I was the only person that felt this way.’ But the actress, who has reprised her role as the monarch in the second series of the show, has revealed the process of talking to a therapist actually turned her life around. She told The Sunday Times magazine: ‘It was going to therapy that really changed it. It changed my life. I was able to say, “I don’t feel like myself. I feel like I’m going a bit crazy. I feel like I’m losing my sense of self.”‘

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