Succession Star Dasha Nekrasova on the Psychology of James Hillman

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Speaking to Hannah Tindle in the pages of our Spring/Summer 2022 issue, the actor and filmmaker extols the dreamlike theories of American psychologist James Hillman

This article is taken from the Spring/Summer 2022 issue of AnOther Magazine:

“The psychologist James Hillman is my favourite of the post-Jungian wave of thinkers. The best introduction to Hillman’s work is his book The Dream and the Underworld, in which he delves into the structure of dreams and underworld mythology. He is a fascinating psychologist because he really privileges the image. He felt the best route to understanding the human mind lies in myth and imagination – a school of thought referred to as ‘imaginal psychology’. Hillman thought that Freud did a disservice to psychoanalysis by trying to make it a scientific rather than aesthetic practice, by making it more clinical than Hillman felt it ought to be. And he thought Jung focused too much on the individual. According to Hillman, psychoanalysis is a process that’s connected to everything else.”

Dasha Nekrasova was born in Belarus in 1991, moving to Las Vegas with her mother and father – a rhythmic gymnast and acrobat, respectively – at the age of four. Nekrasova made her acting debut in the satirical romcom Wobble Palace in 2018, the same year she went viral in an InfoWars vox pop that captured her supporting the idea of free-healthcare provision in America while dressed in an outfit similar to the one worn by the 90s Japanese anime character Sailor Moon. Today, Nekrasova is best known for her role as PR rep Comfrey in HBO’s Succession and as the co-host of the cultural-commentary podcast Red Scare. Last year she made her directorial debut with The Scary of Sixty-First, a psychosexual horror that draws on the crimes of Jeffrey Epstein and the conspiracy theories surrounding his death. The film won her the award for best first feature at the 2021 Berlin International Film Festival.

This article appears in the Spring/Summer 2022 issue of AnOther Magazine, which is on sale here.

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