Bafta winning actress and Broadchurch star Olivia Colman talks about Hypnosis for her stage fright
Broadchurch and Peep Show star Olivia Colman has revealed that she underwent hypnotherapy sessions to combat her stage fright before her first public performance in the play Mosquitoes currently playing at the National Theatre in London.
During an interview a few years back she spoke about getting botox and loving it, this time she is opening up about getting help to deal with her stage fright and the nerves that can wreck an actor’s career.
Speaking at a live discussion recorded at the National Theatre earlier in September, she explained that she had developed a fear of performing on stage in her current role. Winning three BAFTAs is no bar to feeling nervous about walking on stage in front of an audience.
Talking about the experience of stepping out in front of an audience Olivia said:
“I had to have cognitive hypnotherapy before my first night because I was so terrified. It’s a two-way deal, I’m going to do this thing and its quite scary, you’re going to be really kind and listen, and hopefully you’re going to enjoy it.”