Why Phoebe Dynevor Is Full Of Anxiety Over Her Bridgerton Fame

Phoebe Dynevor captured attention as the character of Daphne Bridgerton in the hit Netflix original series "Bridgerton" in late 2020. It seemed that everyone was binge-watching the modern take on the period drama and the internet couldn't get enough of Dynevor's chemistry with her heartthrob co-star Regé-Jean Page, per Town and Country. However, before hitting it big with the series, the actress actually considered quitting acting and heading home after feeling down on her luck in her career.

"I had been living in L.A. for about nine months, and I was kind of at that point where I was ready to go home, and sort of throw in the towel," she explained during a previous interview. "Then I got a call saying, 'Can you come in and read with Regé next week?' And I was like, 'Oh God, well that's annoying because I've got to move my flight,' and I was like, 'I hope it pays off.' I didn't think anything of it. Then the next day they were like, 'Netflix will pay for your flight back to London because you've got to be in rehearsals on Monday.' So it did pay off!" she added.

However, Dynevor's instant fame was a bit more than she expected.

Phoebe Dynevor is taking steps to deal with her rising fame

"Bridgerton" eventually became one of Netflix's biggest shows of all time, and that the fame that accompanied the success was a bit overwhelming for Phoebe Dynevor (via Yahoo). The actress admitted to Harper's Bazaar that she didn't know how to handle her rising star. "I don't think anyone knows how to handle that. I worry about everything. I'm full of anxiety," she admitted. "I have a fear of failure, letting someone down, contradicting myself. You see what it is for your mental health to be in the public eye," she added.

However, Dynevor revealed that she has found a few ways to combat the stress and anxiety that goes along with being apart of a project so big. "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."

In addition, the actress admitted that she never could have imagined how big "Bridgerton" would become. "I thought it was just another project. I didn't think anyone was going to care," she confessed. However, it was big and the show is currently in production on Season 2. In addition, "Bridgerton" has been renewed for Seasons 3 and 4 (via Town & Country), so it seems that Dynevor will be dealing with the show's success for the foreseeable future.

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, please contact the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741, call the National Alliance on Mental Illness helpline at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264), or visit the National Institute of Mental Health website.