dr Phil McGraw addresses the backlash that has followed his sweeping criticism Interview 2016 with actress Shelley Duvall.
Appears on the CNN show “Who is talking to Chris Wallace?Last week, the host of the CBS series “Dr. Phil” stood by his decision to do the televised interview with Duvall, who admitted on the air that he has a mental illness.
“I don’t regret what I did,” McGraw told Wallace. “I regret that it was promoted in a way that people felt was improper.”
He continued, “We worked with her family. We then worked with her off camera for over a year and provided her with inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care options. I can’t tell you how much we’ve been through.”
Check out the chat below from Dr. Phil McGraw with CNN’s Chris Wallace.
During her interview with Dr. Phil claimed to Duvall that her former “Popeye” co-star Robin Williams, who committed suicide in 2014, is still alive and a shapeshifter.
“I’m very sick. I need help,” said the actress, best known for her portrayal of Wendy Torrance on The Shining.
Unsurprisingly, the episode was positively received widespread condemnation by Duvall’s fans as well as mental health advocates. Among those who spoke was Vivian Kubrick, daughter of The Shining director Stanley Kubrick. who blew up the “exploitative” interview as “appallingly cruel”.
In his conversation with Wallace, McGraw suggested that many of his critics would have been better served if they had attempted to intervene directly on Duvall’s behalf.
“The people who criticized it were never asked what they ever did to help her,” he said. “And the answer isn’t a damn thing.”
In 2021, Duvall appeared to have her “Dr. Phil” performance, tells The Hollywood Reporter: “I found out the hard way what kind of person he is.”
Duvall recently returned to acting in “” after a 21-year hiatus.The forest hills“, an independent horror film. Speaking of to people Whilst promoting the film in March, she said she was enjoying the experience of being back on set and hinted that she plans to pursue other acting projects in the future.
“[Jessica Tandy] won an Oscar when she was 80,” she told the publication. “I can still win.”