The woman playing Princess Anna on Broadway reminds us that even Disney Princesses deal with mental health issues
We can only imagine that when one has achieved being cast as a Disney Princess on Broadway, life is complete. There’s nothing else one needs to worry about once “Princess status” is reached, right? Wrong. It turns out Disney Princesses are real people, too. Patti Murin, who plays Frozen’s Princess Anna on Broadway, recently opened up to fans about her struggle with mental health.
Murin called in sick before Frozen’s April 17th show and took to social media to pull back the curtain, so to speak, to reveal what’s really going on in her life.
In her post, Murin drove home the message that taking care of yourself and your mental health should always be top priority — even if you’re expected to play a Disney Princess on Broadway. She continued,
Murin explained that rest and self-care are vital to healing and keeping anxiety and depression at bay.
But as those of us who struggle with mental health know, life sometimes continues to throw unavoidable curveballs and tasks at us, which can build up and cause a breakdown. It’s always okay to admit defeat and to tell others you need a break.
If you are someone who is dealing with a mental health issue, it’s incredibly important to know you’re not alone. You can always ask for help or reassurance. Murin reminded her followers of that.
Honestly, that’s a comforting reminder that we never really knew we needed.