Thursday 19 April 2018

The Shining actress Shelley Duvall reveals struggles with mental illness during TV interview

Shelley Duvall is best known for The Shining (AP)
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US actress Shelley Duvall has revealed her struggles with mental illness on American TV show Dr Phil.

Duvall is best known for her turns in the horror movie classic The Shining and for playing Olive Oyl opposite Robin Williams' Popeye in the 1980 film version of the comic strip.

In a preview of her interview with Phil McGraw, the 67-year-old claims Williams, who died in 2014, is alive and "shape shifting".

She also tells McGraw that she is "very sick" and needs help. The interview is set to air on Friday.

The clip has drawn criticism from the daughter of Stanley Kubrick, who directed The Shining.

Vivian Kubrick calls Duvall's appearance on the show a form of "lurid and exploitive entertainment" and "appallingly cruel".

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