'The Shining' star Shelley Duvall battles mental illness on 'Dr. Phil': 'I need help' (Video)

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Shelley Duvall is almost unrecognizable in a clip from her upcoming interview with Dr. Phil.

Duvall tells Dr. Phil that she believes her former co-star Robin Williams is still alive, and that he is "shapeshifting" to avoid detection. She also says that a man who has threatened her is "the Sheriff of Nottingham" and that she has a "whirring disc" inside her body. "I'm very sick. I need help," Duvall says at the end of the brief clip.

Duvall rose to prominence in the 1970s. She scored early film roles in hits like Robert Altman's "Nashville" and Woody Allen's "Annie Hall."

She also co-starred alongside Jack Nicholson in Stanley Kubrick's horror classic "The Shining" as Wendy Torrance. She followed up that role by playing Olive Oyl opposite Williams as Popeye in the film adaptation of the "Popeye" comic strips.

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Actress Shelley Duvall attends the 17th Annual CableACE Awards on December 2, 1995 at Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Shelley Duvall attends the Sixth Annual Spirit of America Awards Gala on May 12, 1992 at Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Shelley Duvall attends the 10th Annual CableACE Awards on January 15, 1988 at Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Shelley Duvall attends the Announcement of The Center for Learning and Literacy's New Program-Reading Buddies on August 15, 1991 at Universal Studios in Universal City, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Producer Lou Adler and actress Page Hannah attend Westwood Playhouse Gala Honoring Shelley Duvall on November 12, 1990 at the Westwood Playhouse in Westwood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Shelley Duvall attend the Museum of Broadcasting's Fifth Annual Television Festival on March 7, 1988 at Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Shelley Duvall attends a Performance of Cirque du Soleil at Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Shelley Duvall attends the Three Amigos Beverly Hills Premiere at the Academy Theatre in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Shelley Duvall attends the Ninth Annual CableACE Awards on January 24, 1988 at Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Actress Shelley Duvall and Stan Wilson attend The Rocky Horror Picture Show Opening Night Performance on February 24, 1981 at Aquarius Theatre in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Actress Shelley Duvall and Stan Wilson attend The Rocky Horror Picture Show Opening Night Performance on February 24, 1981 at Aquarius Theatre in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Actress Shelley Duvall attending the premiere of Amazing Grace and Chuck on March 26, 1987 at Mann's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Actress Shelley Duvall and date being photographed on September 17, 1979 at the Sherman Way Skating Rink in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Actress Shelley Duvall and Screenwriter John Gilroy attend the Sixth Annual Spirit of America Awards Gala on May 12, 1992 at Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
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She went on to work consistently throughout the 1980s and 1990s in both film and television, but her last credited onscreen role was in the 2002 film "Manna From Heaven."

Duvall also has several producer credits to her name, namely shows and TV movies made for children. She produced and hosted her own series entitled "Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories" in the early 1990s.

The full interview will air on "Dr. Phil" on Friday.

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