ACTRESS Jenna Coleman shared about learning to “roll with the punches” and embrace change after two years of emotional turmoil.
The Sun on Sunday revealed in July 2020 that she broke up with her actor boyfriend Tom Hughes, whom she dated for four years after they fell in love on the set of the 2016 ITV drama Victoria.
But Jenna, who is said to have been “very sad” after the breakup, said how she is moving forward after her “baptism by fire”. When asked what the past two years have taught her, she said: “To roll with punches.
“We’ve all learned life is unpredictable – there’s no reason to get too stressed out about it.
“You have to know how to adapt. The past two years have been a real baptismal fire in that respect. You cannot keep. Be prepared to embrace change.”
Jenna, 35, who is affiliated with Prince Harry before he dated his wife Meghan, met Tom in 2013 on the set of the BBC drama Dancing On The Edge. At that time she was seeing the bodyguard Richard Madden, while Tom hangs out with the Guardians Of The Galaxy actress Ophelia Lovibond.
They began dating three years later after being cast as Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in the historical drama. But after four years together, they called time for a relationship, and Jenna was seen clearing the box out of Tom’s London house.
Now Jenna has decided that because she feels she sometimes tends to be too thin, her main solution for 2022 is to focus on what’s important.
‘I like to put on my face in the morning’
She said: “I am an overprotective woman who pulls on a lot of things at once and keeps her diary too much. I’m one of those people who always get stuck and lose everything. I read this phenomenal book recently, Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Happy and Long Life.
“The message is that it’s not really healthy or good for you to multitask. You’re better off focusing on one thing at a time. I’ll try to embrace that philosophy a little more this year. “
She continued: “How do I deal with stress? To be honest, this is very simple – and free – but I recently started taking a hot and cold shower in the morning.
“You shower normally, then splash cold water on your body. It makes you feel very fresh and healthy. It gives me a clear head to be able to tackle one day. It’s easy to feel sluggish and down at this time of year, but this is a great remedy – trust me. ”
Jenna is also a big fan of ice cubes – glass or metal wands filled with gel that are chilled in the fridge or freezer, then applied to her face. The procedure, known as “facial cryotherapy,” is one of the latest skin care trends and is endorsed by celebrities, including: Kate Moss and Irina Shayk.
“I like to apply cold packs to my face in the morning,” says Jenna. The ice sheets are everywhere now which is good.” She added that her secret fitness weapon for 2022 is the online workout The Class with Taryn Toomey.
You’re better off focusing on one thing at a time. I’ll try to embrace that philosophy a little more this year.
She said: “I was on The Class during the pandemic and I loved it. It is a combination of meditation, cardio and body conditioning. You feel great afterwards.
“And this is one of the only exercises that I think makes the effort to combine mental and physical health into one.”
Jenna, who first rose to fame as Jasmine Thomas in Emmerdale in the 2000s, later won millions of fans as Doctor Who’s monster-battling assistant Clara Oswald from 2012 to 2017. Jenna has seen her career go from strength to strength since then.
She recently impressed as the girlfriend of murderer Marie-Andree Leclerc in BBC/Netflix’s 2021 evil thriller The Serpent. She is also starring in two upcoming films, a Netflix-produced Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman, and the British comedy Klokkenluider – Flemish for the whistleblower – both of which are due early next year.
Jenna has also been cast as Joan Bright, the woman who ran Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s secret World War II bunker, in the BBC series The War Rooms, which is scheduled to air on television. our picture by the end of this year.
Her character is understood to be the inspiration for James Bond’s Miss Moneypenny. Jenna said: “Joan will never live a regular life – she’s a young woman living her war days under the Official Secrecy Act, secretly and underground in war rooms.
‘Day and night live in this tiny space’
This story is so compelling, not only because of her original and free-spirited mind, daring spirit, and lust for life, but also because of the opportunity to explore this fascinating timeless time through the lens of intimacy and humanity. Literature.
“The closeness and proximity of day and night live in this small space, the carriers of truth amid the oblivion of the above propaganda. The beauty and fragility of human bonds when living through a time where no one knows what tomorrow will bring.
“It feels amazingly relevant right now.” On-screen projects aside, Jenna went on to reveal what she’s looking forward to seeing over the next 12 months.
“I haven’t seen the final episode of Succession yet so I’m very excited about it,” she said. And Landscapers with Olivia Colman and David Thewlis.
“I heard it was fantastic. A very British Scandal was shown and I cannot recommend Belfast enough. It is a beautiful film.
“Oh, and Spencer – I haven’t seen that yet – and Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch.
The beauty and fragility of human bonds in living through a time where no one knows what tomorrow will bring.
“I really wanted to revisit what I missed at the National Theatre.
“They have put many of their plays on the streaming service, NT Live, including Antony & Cleopatra with Ralph Fiennes.
“And if we can get to the theater, I’d love to see Cabaret with Jessie Buckley and Eddie Redmayne.”
https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/17261775/the-last-two-years-baptism-of-fire-jenna-coleman/ Jenna Coleman said the past two years have really been a baptism in the fire.