People teased Kim Basinger and Ireland Baldwin’s upcoming appearance on the Facebook Watch talk show “Red Table Talk.” In the teaser, Basinger revealed how agoraphobia has affected her daily life. Before coming to terms with it, she described the experience as “horrible” and admitted that it was a fierce battle for her. The “Batman” star also got candid about not understanding what, exactly, was stopping her from leaving home and why she avoided social interactions including grabbing dinner.
Per Verywell Mind, agoraphobia centers around the fear of being placed in situations where you cannot easily escape, though it is not limited to crowded spaces. According to the National Library of Medicine, a little less than 2% of Americans are affected by this anxiety disorder.
During the episode of “Red Table Talk,” Basinger further revealed that her agoraphobia was so severe that she had to learn how to drive all over again. She even avoided driving through tunnels in Malibu, reports People. “Everything used to make me nervous,” she bravely admitted, “like the glass [sliding] to open the door, or, ‘Where do I step to open the door?’ Everything became a big job to figure out how to do it.”
The emotional and raw episode is set to air this Wednesday on Facebook Watch.