Shannen Doherty Is On My Radar
On how it felt to be hated by the tabloids: “I was exploring who I was as a person and testing my own boundaries and trying to be a normal 18-, 19-, 20-year-old, and I got raked over the coals. Many nights I cried myself to sleep over that stuff.”
On the worst lie she ever read about herself: “There’ve been so many. One of those bullshit rags [wrote that I'd entered AA]. They said that I was so, quote, ‘scared of the drink’ that I was sleeping on my sponsor’s couch. Now, I’ve never been in AA. I accompanied my husband to AA meetings—actually, I forced him to go to one—but I’ve never actually gone for myself. Sometimes you can find some truth, a little nugget somewhere, but not one thing about this was true … But people sell their stories and make their 500 bucks at your expense, and it’s like, ‘Wow. Really?’”
The new issue of Radar, where Shannen talks germophobia, her shoe-ophilia, her Christian leanings, and her maybe-wavering Republicanism, hits stands October 7.