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Shelley Duvall, the actress best known for starring alongside Jack Nicholson in The Shining, sat for an interview for the first time in many years with Dr. Phil McGraw to discuss her mental illness.
The almost unrecognizable actress, also known for playing Olive Oyl to Robin Williams’ Popeye, tells Dr. Phil she loved Williams and believes he is not dead but has become a shapeshifter. She also says she has been threatened by the fictional Robin Hood character, the Sheriff of Nottingham.
Duvall’s last film appearance was in the 2002 movie Manna From Heaven.
In the shocking clip, the 67-year-old Duvall tells Dr. Phil, “I am very sick. I need help.”
The daughter of the late Shining director, Stanley Kubrick, blasted Dr. Phil for exploiting Duvall and called for a boycott of the episode.
“You are putting Shelley Duvall ‘on show’ while she is suffering from a pitiable state of ill health,” Vivian Kubrick wrote, in part, on Twitter. “Unquestionably, this is purely a form of lurid and exploitative entertainment – it’s appallingly cruel. Shelley Duvall was a movie star … whatever dignity a mere unfortunate creature might have in this world, is denied her by your displaying her in this way.”
My Letter to you @DrPhil
Re: Your exploitive use of Shelly Duvall is a form of LURID ENTERTAINMENT and is shameful. pic.twitter.com/4f6MRTzr0A
— Vivian Kubrick (@ViKu1111) November 17, 2016
The interview will air Friday.
Watch the clip below.
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