Erin Doherty felt the need to ‘hold back’ sexuality during corona

Erin Doherty will not remain silent.

The actress, who played young Princess Anne in Netflix seasons three and four The crownopened up about his decision to go public with his girlfriend and fellow actress Sophie Melvillesaying the fact that she questioned him was “gutted”.

“I won’t name names, but when I had The crownI felt a lot of pressure to hold back my sexuality,” she recently told the British show The Telegraph. “There was a period where I was like, ‘Can I be open about this to have a successful career?'”

“I am truly aware of all the people who have lived for years and years and years, either in shame or in denial or just in hiding,” Doherty continued. “Actors, actresses are definitely stopping coming out to have a career, and I just want to be a part of trying to do something about it.”

Doherty and Melville first met in 2017 while starring in The dividebut Doherty didn’t confirm the relationship until 2019, when she posted a photo of the two on social media.


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