I had met Emma Corrin only once before I invited them to stay with me in Los Angeles. Which says a lot considering my crippling social anxiety. We went for dinner after one of their (Olivier-nominated) theater performances in London and bonded over a fear of losing ourselves to newfound waves of attention, both struggling with having suddenly become public figures during the pandemic. Emma and I vowed to be there for each other if things ever got overwhelming. But what’s clear is that their success—a singular, groundbreaking career that is only just getting started—is firmly anchored by their wisdom and an unwavering dedication to who they are. Truth is, they’ve never needed help, but it is a privilege to be there for them if they ever do.
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