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Shelley Duvall’s struggles with mental illness controversially outed on TV

The Shining actor Shelley Duvall has revealed her struggles with mental illness in an interview with Dr Phil.

hollywood Updated: Nov 18, 2016 17:21 IST
In this May 23, 1977, file photo, actor Shelley Duvall is seen in Cannes, France.
In this May 23, 1977, file photo, actor Shelley Duvall is seen in Cannes, France.(AP)

Actor Shelley Duvall has revealed her struggles with mental illness in an interview with 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 Duvall’s interview with Phil McGraw, the 67-yearold Duvall 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 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.”

Representatives for Dr Phil didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

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