Most of us know Shelley Duvall as the wife in The Shining or if you were a Canadian kid growing up in the 90s, you probably loved her on Fairy Tale Theatre.
Shelley’s last acting role was in a 2002 movie called Manna From Heaven and she retired from Hollywood right after making it. Then, a few years ago we heard that Shelley was living in Texas and was seriously suffering from mental illness. Shelley’s neighbors supposedly said that they’ve seen her shuffle around town and talk to herself about the aliens that are living in her body.
Shelley allegedly thought that a hole in her backyard was a portal to another dimension and believed she could communicate with the aliens by flashing her car lights. Shelley has been THROUGH. IT.
Well now, Shelley is on Friday’s Dr. Phil and the show burped up a preview where she says that her Popeye co-star Robin Williams is alive and is a shape-shifter and that the fictional character Sheriff of Nottingham has been threatening her.
Shelley says in the clip that she needs help, and the smug Dr. Phil says to her, “Well, that’s why I’m here.” Dr. Phil is really there for the ratings, but in his defense, when someone says the word “help” he hears the word “exploit,” so he’s not exactly lying…
Very sad! Shelley has had an amazing career, is very talented and we wish her the best!