Sacha Dhawan has revealed that for him getting proper treatment was the scariest part.
A promising actor, who played the nemesis of Doctor Who “The Master,” has shed some light on his latest film, “The Great.” He also talked about his longtime battle with his worst enemy-“anxiety.”
He has revealed that his portrayal of Doctor Who’s nemesis The Master is his biggest professional achievement up until now.
He added that despite the fact that his agent and the BBC got excited by his recruitment, he was not too thrilled about it. The reason for it, as he described in his interview, was his obscure battle with an anxiety disorder. He further explained that the reason he felt anxious to play the part was that he felt he would be the first guy of South Asian origin to play the part, and if he fails to impress them, they will most likely not hire any South Asian actor after that. So, the expectation and pressure he had put on himself were unfathomable.
Sacha was anxious because he felt he was representing the whole community. Now, as he introspects on his thoughts, he believes he was exaggerating everything, but he became honest in the interview and said that the feelings were real.
He also added that he feels that the biggest problem with the industry right now is the fact that people cannot be open about their problems, such as anxiety. Everyone expects an actor to be confident and in his zone all the time. And nobody really knows what an actor is really going through because everybody finds him really confident.
He shared his own story and said that he used to sleep in his trailer before a scene to switch off his anxious thoughts. He added that there were times when he even used to miss out on his lunch so that he could make up time to sleep since those anxious thoughts used to be so brutal.
However, the biggest anxiety-related problems used to occur minutes before a scene when the thoughts used to become really traumatic.
He always used to enter a scene with a sense of worry that he will not be able to deliver his lines.
However, if you have seen bits and pieces of “The Great,” you would have seen that his anxiety has actually made him a brilliant actor. His worry of not putting a step wrong has ensured that he doesn’t really get a step wrong. He looks quite flawless in “The Great.”
“The Great” has recently been launched on Channel 4. The comedy-drama series follows the character Catherine the Great. He plays the character Orlo and the series has gained some positive reviews and has been described as quite stunning in the visual and “riotous” in the portrayal.
The actor had also gained quite significant popularity when he played the role of Davos in the Netflix-Marvel series Iron Fist. The series got canceled in 2018, but Davos’ villainous character received all the due applause from the fans and critics.