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Josh O'Connor Opens Up About Dealing With Mental Health in the Entertainment Industry

Josh O'Connor Opens Up About Dealing With Mental Health in the Entertainment Industry

Josh O’Connor suits up for the cover of GQ Hype‘s latest issue, available online now.

Here’s what the 29-year-old The Crown actor had to share with the mag:

On preparing for the role of Prince Charles: “[I] ate boiled eggs for months. I am eating quite a lot of them, because that’s what Charles does. He eats a lot of boiled eggs…Charles holds the [horse] reins in a different way. Most people have four reins here, then thumb on top. He puts the reins in between each finger. So I learnt that as well. I love that.”

On mental health: “I work in an industry in which we’re all quite vulnerable, I think, to mental health. I was tearing my hair out. I didn’t know what to do and it probably wasn’t great for my mental health. It made me a bit insecure…One morning I just got in my car and drove [to Hampshire coast]. I got to the beach, ran into the sea – it was freezing cold – and just lay there. When I got out, I felt like a new man. It was like a weird baptism.”

For more from Josh O’Connor, visit gq-magazine.co.uk.

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