Every actor and actress’s dream is to star in a movie that will catapult them into the league of A-list entertainers, give them license to fat cheques, and all that good stuff. However, it seems it’s easier to dream big rather than, be it. Just like DJ Khaled said in his song “Suffering From Success.”
The pressure that comes after that “big break” is sometimes too much to bear. Sudden attention, social media buzz, and the pressure to not be a “one-hit wonder” increases. Many entertainers have shared how they handled their experiences. And this “Bridgerton” star recently opened up about how her journey has been.
Phoebe Dynevor rose to stardom after the success of Netflix’s hit series “Bridgerton.” With the worldwide acceptance of the show, she revealed that life after fame has been quite difficult.
Keep scrolling to find out why.
Who is Phoebe Dynevor?
Phoebe Harriet Dynevor was born in Trafford, Greater Manchester, on April 17, 1995. She is the daughter of Emmerdale scriptwriter Tim Dynevor and actress Sally Dynevor, best known for her long-running role on “Coronation Street” as Sally Webster.
Dynevor attended Altrincham’s Oakfield Nursery School and later Stockport’s Cheadle Hulme School. She made her acting debut as a child actress in the BBC school drama “Waterloo Road” (2009–2010). Her previous credits include recurring appearances in the BBC dramas “Prisoners’ Wives” (2012–2013) and “Dickensian” (2015–2016).
Dynevor is famous for playing Daphne Bridgerton in the Netflix historical drama series “Bridgerton” (2020–present).
This earned her a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series alongside the series’ main cast.
The Show’s Success Shocked Her
The British actress who was one of the main characters of the show was astonished by its success. The first season was seen by 82 million households around the world, according to Deadline. The show eventually grew in popularity and became one of Netflix’s most popular series.
“I thought it was just another project.” She ranted, “I didn’t believe anyone would notice.” “We were all on lockdown at home, pent up, and nothing changed…” Dynevor expressed how the success of the show hit hard. “Fame has been an “out-of-body” experience for me.”
With the lockdown at the time, she didn’t feel the heat of the success. “It wasn’t until we were able to leave the house again, and the paparazzi were everywhere, which was horrifying.”
After the lockdown eased, Dynevor realized life took a big turn, and she might have to be extra careful.
Her Anxiety And Mental Health After The Fame
Dynevor was no stranger to stardom before “Bridgerton.” She had previously starred on TV Land’s “Younger,” “Waterloo Road,” and “Snatch,” among other shows. But it was only after the series made a global impact that she admitted she became frightened of failure.
“Fear of failure is something I don’t think anyone can handle.” “I’m worried about everything, and it’s not easy,” the 26-year-old actress told Harper’s Bazaar Magazine.
“Nobody, I believe, knows how to deal with that. Everything makes me nervous. I’m a nervous wreck. I’m afraid of failing, of disappointing someone, of contradicting myself.” She also expressed the state of her mental health. “You can see how being in the public glare affects your mental health. I meditate, see a therapist, and go on daily walks. Because things are extremely chaotic right now, there are several things I do to ground myself.”
She had further realizations regarding the entertainment industry after she attained fame. “The highs can be incredibly high, but the lows can be really low,” she added.
Phoebe Dynevor Is Still Grateful For The Experience
Despite the pressures of being famous, the actress is thankful for the life-changing experience.
She explained, “I’d say Bridgerton has absolutely transformed my life. But not only in terms of the things that have come from the job, but also in terms of the experience and meeting the most fantastic people; simply learning so much from working so hard for that period.”
Dynevor will resume her role as Daphne Bridgerton in “Bridgerton Season Two.” Even though the second season focuses mainly on Anthony Bridgerton, her role is still very strong.
She’s winning off-screen as well. Dynevor’s new status provided her with some unique chances. She was recently named a Brand Ambassador for “Charlotte Tilbury,” a cosmetics company. She admitted to being a huge fan of their product.