Hawn had therapy to cope with fame

Updated: Jan 28, 2011, 09:43 AM IST

London: Goldie Hawn had to undergo therapy for nine years to cope with her instant rise to fame.

The actress had no plans to become a film star when she first came to Los Angeles to work as a dancer - but movie executives liked her look and her spirit and she was on the fast-track to superstardom before she could even realise it, reports dailystar.co.uk.

"My whole life was turned upside down... I didn`t wanna be a star... I wanted to dance and have fun and travel and go home and open a dancing school. I had my life planned," she told Oprah Winfrey on her chat show.

"When that (movie success) happened, something happened to my brain; I lost my smile, I became really depressed, I had anxiety attacks, I had panic attacks... I would go into a place and I had to leave because I`d get dizzy and feel like I wanted to throw up."

So the actress turned to therapy to help her cope with overnight fame: "I had to find my smile again... It was probably the hardest time I ever had because it wasn`t me and it wasn`t what I wanted to be."

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