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'Bridgerton' star Phoebe Dynevor opens up about anxiety struggles after Netflix fame

As one of the most beloved stars of Bridgerton, Phoebe Dynevor has suddenly seen her career catapulted towards stardom. This rapid transition is one that has proved rather difficult for the latest Netflix star. 

In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar UK, the 26-year-old actress discussed her escalating fame and remarked: “I don’t think anyone knows how to handle that. I worry about everything. I’m full of anxiety. I have a fear of failure, letting someone down, contradicting myself.”

However, she reassuringly added that she takes steps to control anxiety. Adding: “You see what it is for your mental health to be in the public eye. I meditate, I have a therapist, I walk every day. There are things I do to ground myself, because it’s quite hectic at the moment.”

Fortunately, the actress also comes from a family used to dealing with the stresses and pitfalls of fame. Her mother is Sally Dynevor known for starring in the long-running British soap drama Coronation Street, set a world away from the grandeur of Bridgerton.

Recalling the beginning of the shows lofty ascent, Dynevor stated: “In the first season, people were saying to me, ‘You know this could be huge’, but you don’t ever believe that, and you will never understand what it feels like until it happens to you. It’s quite out-of-body and weird.”

Despite these anxiety struggles, the up-and-coming actress is determined to overcome them and endeavours to be a symbol of the Northern working-class in serious roles. Adding: “My mum grew up in Oldham and was going to work at a cigarette factory till she decided to go to drama school, so there’s part of me that wants to represent the Northern working-class background.”

Recently, a first look at Bridgerton season two was revealed. The clip shows Anthony and Kate, played by Simone Ashley, standing in a garden outside a banquet, sparring with each other in a witty exchange of words. Anthony’s crude ways of describing a woman irk Kate who, with her sharp words, maims him and leaves him flabbergasted. 

While we eagerly wait to see how this combustible and explosive relationship eventually culminates into love, take a look at the clip below:

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