Anna Friel battling 'exhaustion and anxiety' after filming Marcella
8 February 2018 - 11:00 AM

Anna Friel battling 'exhaustion and anxiety' after filming Marcella

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Anna Friel has been left battling "exhaustion and anxiety" after filming "Marcella".

The 41-year-old actress has admitted that her role in the ITV show, in which she plays a tortured detective, has left her feeling emotionally and physically drained, meaning she's now keen to take on a less intense role.

She said: "I wish I could say that it doesn't leave its mark, but it does.

"I'm know I'm so lucky to play this role and I'm definitely not complaining."

Anna admitted that her role is all-consuming, meaning she finds it tough to leave her on-set emotions behind at the end of the working day.

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She told The Sun newspaper: "It's a tough one because you have to let your mind and body go to where Marcella is.

"The anxiety and exhaustion you feel at the end of the day is real.

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"If a wonderful romcom, a musical or something uplifting would be offered to me, I would happily accept."

Meanwhile, Anna previously claimed that her career opportunities have been narrowed by her unwillingness to leave England.

The actress said she "sacrificed" a career in Hollywood to be the best mum she could be to her 12-year-old daughter Gracie, who she has with ex-boyfriend David Thewlis.

She said: "I just love being a mum. My agents would love me to go back there [to America] but you choose a career in America or you take your child away from their father.

"I had to sacrifice that. It gets harder because I can't just accept jobs that are in England."

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