If her social media activity is any indication, Hollywood actress Naomi Watts is having a hard time with coronavirus social distancing measures.
Watts, who supported Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, shared a video to Instagram on Tuesday, which documented her meltdown over broken appliances.
“Quarantine Day #756: When your printer, vacuum cleaner and dishwasher all break in the same day….” the 51-year-old “Mulholland Drive” star said in a caption to the video.
The clip quickly picked up steam with Watts’ 1.3 million followers and has already been viewed more than 320,000 times.
In the weeks since millions of people worldwide have been ordered to stay at home except for essential errands, the number of calls to psychiatrists has gone up as depression and anxiety wrack patients who lack social contact, and cannot even come in for an in-person therapy session.
Americans have turned to various mediums —including alcohol, porn and food — in search of ways to cope.
Some of Watts’ fellow celebrities have found the new restrictions on their busy social lives particularly confining.
British pop star faced widespread mockery last month after he shared pictures of his “quarantine meltdown” to social media.
In early March, rapper Cardi B admitted to “panicking” over the coronavirus outbreak.
Other entertainers have sought out arguably more productive methods of coping with the boredom.
A few weeks ago, Hollywood celebrities tried to rally the world against the global COVID-19 pandemic by coming together on video to sing a famous globalist anthem.
Actress Gal Gadot, the Israeli star of “Wonder Woman,” put together the video project and posted it to Instagram, saying, “We are all in this together, we will get through this together.”
“Let’s imagine together,” she added. “Sing with us All love to you, from me and my dear friends.”
Among those who contributed selfie performances were Will Ferrell, Natalie Portman, Jimmy Fallon, Zoe Kravitz, Amy Adams, Mark Ruffalo, James Marsden, Sarah Silverman and Maya Rudolph.
“Day six in self quarantine, and I’ve got to say these past few days got me feeling a bit philosophical,” Gadot said in introducing the video. “This virus has affected the entire world. Everyone. Doesn’t matter who you are, where you’re from. We’re all in this together.”
I cringed so hard that I collapsed into myself and turned into a black hole that is now consuming the galaxy
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) March 19, 2020
While some praised the effort, various social media commenters described the Gadot-led effort as “cringe.”
- Naomi Watts.: Screen grab