Jessica Brown Findlay is “freaked out” by fame

Jessica Brown Findlay is “freaked out” by fame
Jessica Brown Findlay is “freaked out” by fame

The English actress, Jessica Brown Findlay, known for her role as Lady Sybil Crawley in Downton Abbey recently opened up in an interview about how much she resented certain aspects of fame.

The 31-year-old actress stated how much she missed doing the “normal” stuff such as going to the pub, cooking with your family, and just being outside without being mobbed. The actress said that though the fame gave her the recognition she needed, it stole her privacy.

What the 2014 hack made her do?

She told the Mail on Sunday’s You magazine: “Being hacked did not help things that were already very bad.” Findlay’s iCloud account was hacked and her intimate and private photos were leaked. She recounts how that incident made her understand the fact her life was not secure and it would never be the way it was.

Jessica Brown Findlay is “freaked out” by fame
Jessica Brown Findlay is “freaked out” by fame

How did she deal with the issue?

This made her realize that therapy was “essential” for her. So she got the professional she needed.

Findlay has been open about the mental health issues she has been dealing with. “The more we have brave discussions like that, the easier it is to talk about things, and the less alone we can feel. It’s certainly made me feel less alone,” she said in an interview with the BBC.

She explained how therapy helps you be honest with yourself, which is the most uncomfortable thing ever, and in the process, you heal.

It’s easy for us to see just the bright side of fame and ignore its downsides. But it’s not the right thing to do. Fame is fractured and it dehumanizes the famous people. As the audience, we need to be careful about how we view the stars.

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