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Interview w/ Prime Video & BBC “Chloe” actress Erin Doherty. About social media pressures, mental health & more. Out June 24 on Prime Video. #ErinDoherty #Chloe @PrimeVideo @Rmediavilla

Interview w/ Prime Video & BBC “Chloe” actress Erin Doherty. About social media pressures, mental health & more. Out June 24 on Prime Video. #ErinDoherty #Chloe @PrimeVideo @Rmediavilla

Chloe is a psychological thriller that follows Becky Green (Erin Doherty), who is obsessed with stalking her childhood friend Chloe Fairbourne’s (Poppy Gilbert) perfectly curated social media presence. Chloe’s charmed life, adoring husband, and circle of high-achieving friends are always just a click away, and Becky can’t resist peering into a world that contrasts so starkly with her own, as she cares for her mother, who has early onset dementia. When Chloe suddenly dies, Becky assumes a new identity and infiltrates the enviable lives of Chloe’s closest friends to find out what happened to her. Through her alter-ego Sasha, Becky becomes a powerful, transgressive heroine; a popular, well-connected “someone” with a life–and loves–that are far more exciting and addictive than the “no-one” she is as Becky. However, the pretense soon obscures and conflates reality, and she discovers Chloe’s real life had not been nearly as perfect as it was portrayed online. As Becky gets deeper into her con, and Chloe’s inner circle, she risks losing herself completely in the game she is playing.


Criticólogos:

I want to talk about Becky’s mindset, she’s going through a lot with mom and sister, obviously, and she’s infatuated with this person in social media. Can we say that we agree with what she’s doing?

Erin Doherty:

I think I do I do completely agree with every decision she makes. And I think as an actor, I had to back her. I had to let you say figure out exactly why she’s making these decisions and what headspace she’s in. And for me, the real the real catalyst for why I think she behaves this way is her relationship with her mom. I think like most people, I think our relationships with our parents really form who we are. And I think before the I’m not going to give any spoilers, but you know that her mum has early onset and you know that Becky is inevitably going to have to be her full time care taker and Becky is desperately running from that situation. I think it terrifies her and that forces her to latch on to Chloe and this obsession around what this person meant to her at one point in her life. And that is why she chooses to become completely infatuated with it, because it’s just it represents the time in her life that she was happy with. 

Criticólogos:

I know there are people that I relate to, to Becky. And I wonder, did you did you see yourself in any other situations that you did you relate to her in situations because to me the story is something so real today? 

Erin Doherty:

Yeah, I completely relate to Becky. And that’s why I was so desperate to be a part of the show. I think I know what it is to feel isolated and I know what it is to not like yourself. And I think putting that on screen is so important. I think along with social media, there’s so much pressure to be happy all the time. And actually it’s okay to know that you don’t have to be. And it’s quite an unrealistic thing to try and achieve. And I think by highlighting that, it just kind of normalizes what it what it is and all the difficulties that it is to be a human being and to just reach out and say it’s okay to be battling with these things. 

Criticólogos:

You mentioned social media. That’s going to be my second question, because it’s at the center of the story from beginning to end. And social media, whether we like it or not, is part of our lives today. What do you expect people to take away from the series once they see it?

Erin Doherty:

I hope that people maybe assess their relationship with social media moving forward if they watch the show. I hope that it can just highlight a little bit that our relationship with it has has gone a bit sour, I suppose. I think we’re very dependent on it at the minute and I think across generations it’s so easy and understandable that that we are so addicted. It’s literally made to be addictive. But what I hope people take away from the show is, is that they do have a choice. And you can choose, even if it’s just like a two day detox or one day detox, it’s a perfectly valid choice to go. I’m not going to partake in that today. And you have the ability to do that. 

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