‘The Shining’ actress Shelley Duvall reveals mental illness

FILE - In this May 23, 1977, file photo, actress Shelley Duvall is seen in Cannes, France. Duvall has revealed her struggles with mental illness in an interview set to air on the "Dr. Phil" show Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Jean Jacques Levy, File)
FILE - In this May 23, 1977, file photo, actress Shelley Duvall is seen in Cannes, France. Duvall has revealed her struggles with mental illness in an interview set to air on the "Dr. Phil" show Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Jean Jacques Levy, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Shelley Duvall has revealed her struggles with mental illness in an interview with “Dr. Phil.”

Duvall is best known for her turns in the horror movie classic, “The Shining,” and for playing Olive Oyl opposite Robin Williams’ “Popeye” in the 1980 film version of the comic strip.

In a preview of Duvall’s interview with Phil McGraw, the 67-yearold Duvall claims Williams, who died in 2014, is alive and “shape shifting.” She also tells McGraw that she is “very sick” and needs help. The interview is set to air Friday.

The clip has drawn criticism from the daughter of Stanley Kubrick, who directed “The Shining.” Vivian Kubrick calls Duvall’s appearance on the showa form of “lurid and exploitive entertainment” and “appallingly cruel.”

Representatives for “Dr. Phil” didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

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