ACTRESS Jenna Coleman talked about how to learn to “take the blows” and embrace change after two years of emotional turmoil.
In July 2020, Kristen Bell Tattoos revealed that she had parted ways with actor boyfriend Tom Hughes, whom she dated four years after they fell in love on the set of the 2016 ITV drama series Victoria.
But Jenna, who was said to be “terribly sad” after the breakup, told how she is now moving forward after “baptism of fire.” When asked what she had been taught over the past two years, she replied: “Cope with blows.
“We’ve all learned how unpredictable life can be – there’s no point in pushing too hard about it.
“You need to be able to adapt. The last two years have become a real baptism of fire in this regard. You cannot hold on. Get ready to embrace change. “
Jenna, 35, who was involved with Prince Harry before he dated his wife Meghan, met Tom in 2013 while filming the BBC drama Dancing on the Edge. At the time, she was dating handsome Bodyguard Richard Madden, while Tom was dating Guardians of the Galaxy actress Ophelia Lovibond.
They began dating three years later after playing Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in a historical drama. But after four years of marriage, they announced their relationship, and Jenna was seen carrying boxes out of Tom’s London townhouse.
Now Jenna has decided that because she feels like she is prone to getting too sprayed at times, her main decision for 2022 is to focus on what’s important.
“I like to smear my face in the morning”
She said: “I am a bit of a handbag, I carry a lot of things with me at once and fill my diary. I am one of those people who stuff everything and all the time lose something. I recently read this phenomenal book, Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life.
“The bottom line is that it really isn’t that great or good for you to multitask. You’d better focus on one thing. This year I will try to embrace this philosophy a little more. ”
She continued, “How can I deal with stress? It’s honestly that easy – and free – but I recently started taking hot / cold showers in the morning.
“You take a regular shower, and at the end you pour cold water. It makes you feel so fresh and healthy. It gives me such a clear head that I can tackle the day. It’s very easy to feel lethargic and depressed this time of year, but it’s a great medicine – trust me. ”
Jenna is also a big fan of ice balls – gel-filled glass or metal sticks that are chilled in the refrigerator or freezer and then applied to the face. This process, known as “face cryotherapy”, is one of the latest skin care trends and is supported by celebrities such as Kate Moss and Irina Shayk.
Jenna said: “I like to put ice on my face in the morning. These ice balls, which are everywhere now, are so good. ” She added that her secret fitness weapon for 2022 is The Class online workout with Taryn Toomey.
You’d better focus on one thing. This year I will try to embrace this philosophy a little more.
She said: “I got into The Class during the pandemic and I love it. It is a combination of meditation, cardio and physical fitness. You feel amazing after that.
“And this is one of the few workouts that I think is making such an effort to bring mental and physical health together.”
Jenna, who first rose to fame as Jasmine Thomas in Emmerdale in the 2000s, later won millions of fans as Doctor Who’s monster-fighting assistant Clara Oswald from 2012 to 2017. Since then, Jenna has seen her career take off.
She was recently impressed with the role of assassin’s girlfriend Marie-André Leclercq in the 2021 BBC / Netflix ominous thriller The Serpent. She is also starring in two upcoming films, the Netflix production of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman and the British comedy Clockenluider (Flemish Whistleblower), both of which are due out early next year.
Jenna also plays Joan Bright, the woman who ran Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s secret bunker during World War II, in the BBC series War Rooms, which is expected to hit our television screens later this year.
Her character is believed to have been the inspiration for Miss Moneypenny James Bond. Jenna said: “Joan never intended to live an ordinary life – she was a young woman who lived her war days under the State Secrets Act, undercover and underground at military headquarters.
“We lived days and nights in this small space”
This story is so compelling not only because of its unique and liberal mind, twist of spirit and curiosity about life, but also because of the opportunity to explore this endlessly fascinating period of time through an intimate and human lens.
“The closeness and closeness of days and nights lived in this small space, bearers of truth amid the oblivion of propaganda above. The beauty and fragility of human connection at a time when no one knows what tomorrow will bring.
“It seems so shockingly relevant right now.” In addition to her own screen projects, Jenna revealed that she is looking forward to the next 12 months.
She said, “I have yet to watch the final episode of Legacy, so I’m in awe of it. And landscape designers with Olivia Colman and David Thewlis.
“I heard it was a brilliant film. There was a very British scandal and I cannot recommend Belfast enough. It was such a beautiful film.
“Oh, and Spencer — I haven’t seen it yet — and Wes Anderson’s French Dispatcher.
The beauty and fragility of human connection at a time when no one knows what tomorrow will bring.
“I really want to catch up with the National Theater.
“They have uploaded many more plays to NT Live, including Anthony and Cleopatra with Ralph Fiennes.
“And if we can go to the theater, I desperately want to see Cabaret with Jesse Buckley and Eddie Redmayne.”