Doom Patrol star Diane Guerrero opened up about returning to therapy while filming the second season of the HBO Max series.
Fans fell in love with Diane Guerrero in Doom Patrol as Crazy Jane, who houses 64 different personalities inside her all with their own unique powers. But when speaking to Variety’s The Big Ticket podcast, the star opened up about her own mental health and how she related to the role. Guerrero explained that she thoroughly understands the manic emotions that her character goes through, saying that she often describes herself as “crazy.”
“It’s like, ‘Of course I’m doing this role. It’s because I am’ — and this is a word I used to use to apply to myself — ‘I am crazy’. I know what all of these emotions mean and I know what these emotions are on a heightened level.”
Doom Patrol star Diane Guerrero also revealed that her work on the second season pushed her to return to therapy, noting that it was the right time to do so. She explained that as a society we should normalize discussing trauma and mental health so they can be used a strength, pointing out that the show helps audiences realize that weaknesses can be used to an advantage.
“I needed to be in therapy anyway. And I just had to go back. The show and the role let me know that it was time. We absolutely have to acknowledge our past — talk about it, normalize it, and use it as our strength, not as our weakness. That’s what the show does. It shows you that our weaknesses can be our greatest strengths.”
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Here is the official synopsis for the first season:
DOOM PATROL is a re-imagining of one of DC’s most beloved group of outcast Super Heroes: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl and Crazy Jane, led by modern-day mad scientist Dr. Niles Caulder (The Chief). The Doom Patrol’s members each suffered horrible accidents that gave them superhuman abilities—but also left them scarred and disfigured. Traumatized and downtrodden, the team found purpose through The Chief, who brought them together to investigate the weirdest phenomena in existence—and to protect Earth from what they find. Part support group, part Super Hero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of super-powered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them. Picking up after the events of TITANS, DOOM PATROL will find these reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by none other than Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.
Doom Patrol season two is currently airing on HBO Max. The 13-episode first season is now available on DC Universe. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for news on Diane Guerrero, Crazy Jane and the second season of the DC series and subscribe to our YouTube channel for all the latest news surrounding future DC projects!