The End of the F***ing World’s Jessica Barden on her struggle with acne and coming to terms with anxiety

Rising to fame as Alyssa in Netflix’s dark comedy drama, The End of the F***ing World, Jessica Barden has recently turned her attention to becoming a spokesperson for anxiety. Here, she shares her struggles. 

Twenty-seven-year-old British actor Jessica Barden is sitting in her back garden with her three-legged German shepherd, Hammy. She’s been living in Los Angeles for a while now, and there’s an ever-so-slight American twang to her unmistakable Yorkshire accent.

Growing up, Barden always dreamt of being an actor. Landing small parts here and there, she rose to fame in 2017 as unlikely heroine Alyssa in Netflix’s dark comedy-drama The End of the F***ing World, about a teenage Bonnie and Clyde duo who embark on a road trip to escape the mundanities of school work and suburban life. Continue reading