Ruby Barker, best known for her role as Marina Thompson in the Netflix series Bridgertonis speaking out against the streaming site for its alleged lack of “support” after the actress suffered two psychotic breaks while filming the Shondaland series – one in 2019 and another in 2022.
During an appearance on the LOAF podcast on Saturday, Barker claimed that “not a single person” from Netflix or the production contacted her after she was hospitalized following filming.
“When I went to the hospital a week after the shooting Bridgerton “Season 1 was really covered up and kept secret because the show was about to come out,” she told presenters at Oxford University.
Ruby Barker in BridgertonLIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX
“During filming, my condition deteriorated,” Barker added. “It was a really torturous place for me because my character was very alienated, very marginalized and on his own in these terrible circumstances.”
Barker also explained how the instant fame and attention affected her psyche in the future.
“Leading up to the show’s release, I had just gotten out of the hospital, my Instagram followers were growing, I had all these commitments to take care of,” she shared. “My life changed drastically overnight and yet there was still no support and there was no support all this time.”
“So I really tried to act like everything was fine, I could work and it wasn’t a problem,” Barker added. “It’s almost like I have this metaphorical invisible gun to my head to sell this show because this show is bubbly and fun. I don’t want to come out and poop on it because I might never work again.”
In May 2022, the actress opened up about her ongoing mental health struggles in a video posted to Instagram.
“I’m feeling better, I’ve been feeling really bad for a long time,” she said in the video, according to DailyMail. “I want to be honest with everyone. I had problems. I am currently in hospital and will be discharged soon and hopefully I can move on with my life.”
“I’m going to give myself a little break and I want to encourage others: If you’re struggling, do yourself a favor and take a break, stop being so hard on yourself,” she reportedly added. “I was full of anger, angry, all of this intergenerational trauma was concentrated in me. I carried the weight of the world on my back and now I’m at the point where I have a diagnosis, I’m drawing a line in the sand.” . I can’t keep going the way I was, I have to change, so that’s what I’m trying to do. I want to survive and I will survive, that’s what I will do.”
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