According to Dame Joan Collins, she refuses to watch the news because she currently finds it ''too depressing''.
Dame Joan Collins refuses to watch the news because she finds it ''too depressing''.
The 86-year-old actress has revealed she's been trying to survive lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic by staying healthy and playing board games - but Joan has admitted she can't bring herself to watch the TV news at the moment because it's so bleak.
The London-born star - who is married to Percy Gibson - shared: ''Hand in hand with physical health comes mental well-being. I'll usually have the TV on but not the news. It's too depressing.
''Percy and I have a rule that we'll watch in the morning and catch up at 6pm. We might watch a movie, but it would be too easy to sit in front of the TV, so after work, Percy and I try to play a board game instead - usually Scrabble or gin rummy.''
Despite being on lockdown, Joan acknowledged that she's in a better, more privileged position than a lot of other people.
Writing in the new edition of Hello! magazine, she said: ''I'm dealing with the situation, but for many people, particularly those in small flats with children or in abusive relationships, it must be utterly terrifying.
''I'm really fortunate to have a good solid relationship and great friends and family.''
Joan also revealed she'll put on some make-up and change her hairstyle whenever she's feeling a bit glum amid the current lockdown.
The veteran actress explained: ''When I get depressed - which is hardly ever - I will check myself in the mirror, try to do something with my hair and put on some make-up, but it's important to keep your skin moisturised and I always wear lipstick, the queen of cosmetics, because it cheers up your face and moisturises your lips.''
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