In an exclusive interview and photoshoot on Broadway with HELLO! magazine, actress Summer Strallen talks of the devastating impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on the theatre business, as well as how it affected her personally.
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Summer, who was due to star in an off-Broadway production when the pandemic struck, tells the magazine: “I was in shock for weeks. I couldn’t stop crying and was diagnosed with depression. So many of my highly skilled, talented colleagues were out of work, but to pay their rent and put food on the table, they’d taken jobs in supermarkets or as drivers.”
Summer was diagnosed with depression during lockdown
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