At the end of Bodyguard, I felt very isolated and broken: Richard Madden


The actor was joined by Hugh Grant, Diego Luna, Sam Rockwell, Stephan James and Billy Porter at the roundtable. Advertising

The 32-year-old portrayed David Budd who is assigned to protect controversial politician-home secretary Right Honourable Julia Montague MP (Keeley Hawes), dealing with PTSD at the same time. At the end of this, I felt very isolated and broken, much like the character was,” he said at The Hollywood Reporter’s Drama Actor Rountable. Madden said there was a point when he thought he needed to “stop doing this” for a while. “… They really don’t want to talk about it. You spend more time in someone else’s clothes, saying someone else’s words, thinking someone else’s thoughts. 0
Comment(s) It can be a really trickling level of anxiety you constantly live with, or paranoia, or panic attacks.”
Madden added his goal was “to humanise (PTSD) within someone who is in complete denial about it”. “It weighed very heavy on me. Advertising

“I’m not a method actor in any way, but you get a huge hangover from this. People don’t want to discuss this at all. You do lose a bit of yourself. The actor, who shot to global fame with Game of Thrones, said he spoke to some soldiers to research for the role, adding it was “tough” to get them to open up. (PTSD) is something that people live with everyday.