‘The Shining’ Star Shelley Duvall Battles Mental Illness on ‘Dr. Phil': ‘I Need Help’ (Video)

Former actress says she thinks Robin Williams is still alive, “shapeshifting” to avoid detection

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.

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.