One of the actresses who appeared in the main cast of the first season of “Bridgerton” was Ruby Barker, who played Marina. Her heroine was a pariah due to her pregnancy. At the same time, the actress herself was struggling with mental health problems. In a recent interview, she admitted that working on this series contributed to this.
Barker told an Oxford University podcast that she had two psychotic breakdowns while making “Bridgerton” and neither time did she receive support from Netflix or the production company Shondaland. The actress added that her mental health began to deteriorate during the production of the series, also due to the fact that her character was rejected and lonely. Barker recalls that when she went to the hospital, it was not made public due to the upcoming release. Baker also admitted that she tried to pretend that everything was OK.
What she said is in opposition to what she confessed in 2022. In May 2022, Barker admitted on Instagram that she had not been feeling well for a long time. At the time, however, she thanked Netflix for saving her by casting her in the series. However, in the new podcast, the actress stated that she had to promote the series at a difficult time in her life and that she felt as if an invisible weapon was being put to her head and that she did not want to say anything negative because she was afraid that it would cause her professional problems.