Kim Basinger talks about agoraphobia and re-learning to drive on ‘Red Table Talk’ 2022-04-27 13:49:55


She appears alongside her daughter Ireland Baldwin, Basinger She said she had to learn to drive again because of her agoraphobia, an anxiety disorder that causes “excessive fear of certain situations”, sometimes resulting in “people resisting leaving the house.” according to Cleveland Clinic.
appearing on red table discussion Co-host Jada Pinkett Smith said it was her first interview in 14 years.

Basinger recounted when she first experienced severe anxiety. She was shopping at a health food store in California when something stopped her in her tracks, she said.

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“My cart was almost full, and I found something that really overwhelms me in a way I can’t breathe,” she told the hosts of Red Table Talk. “So I left the basket, got in my car, and that was the last time I drove in about six or seven months.”

The “LA Confidential” Oscar winner said she “would not leave the house” and couldn’t stand the guests visiting her house for dinner. “Everything,” she said, made her nervous.

“It feels like something is shutting down inside of you and you have to learn everything all over again,” she said. “I had to learn to drive again.”

Baldwin, Basinger’s daughter, discussed her debilitating anxiety, which she experienced during her mother’s divorce from Alec Baldwin and as a professional model, in a one-on-one interview with Pinkett Smith’s daughter, Willow Smith. Seeing her daughter struggling with anxiety is ‘painful’ [Basinger] “It’s probably worse than anything else,” Basinger said.

Now, though, Basinger credits her daughter with getting her “out of the way.” [her] Shell,” though she said they still had moments of anxiety.