Lily James Says She Uses Spirituality To “Eliminate Anxiety”
Lily James engages with her “authentic spiritual self” in order to deal with anxiety and feelings of being overwhelmed, she revealed.
the Downton abbey actor, who is expected to appear as Pamela Anderson in the upcoming biopic miniseries Pam & Tommy, said she was introduced to spiritualism when her late father became a Buddhist.
In an interview with Net to wearJames, 32, said her father took her to a Tibetan monastery in Scotland when she was younger.
More recently, she “discovered that spirituality is a good way to come back to yourself” and had just returned from a retreat in Somerset.
James said, “It was about getting into your real, authentic spiritual self and coming back into nature as a way to let go of anxiety and stop feeling overwhelmed.”
She added that the retreat has also shown her how to “take comfort in” and understand that “everyone experiences these things and we are all a part of them”.
James also explained how the coronavirus lockdown gave her a “kind of peace” as it forced her to slow down and led to a decision to take more control over her job.
“I hate doing something and then putting it back,” she said. “You are very deprived of your rights as an actor in this process.”
She said being in control is more important to her “especially when looking at the state of the world.”
“The complete loss of faith in the people who lead us is quite hopeless and frightening,” added James.
The Dramatic Miniseries Pam & Tommy is based on the true story of Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee and Anderson’s sex tape, which leaked 25 years ago.
The tape, which has been dubbed “the world’s most infamous sex tape” through Rolling stone magazine, was disclosed by an electrician who worked at the couple’s mansion in Malibu.
Neither Lee nor Anderson have publicly responded to the new series, which is set to premiere on Disney Plus in February.
But Courtney Love, who is friends with the Baywatch star, criticized the upcoming drama and said the leak “destroyed the life of my friend Pamela”.
In a lengthy Facebook post last May, after the show’s announcement, Love wrote, “I find this so outrageous… My heart goes out to Pammy… causing her complex trauma even more. And shame on Lily James, whoever she is.