David Tennant announced that he had to deal with his sudden fame overnight after taking the reins from Christopher Eccelston in Doctor Who.
The 48-year-old, who became the tenth doctor in 2005, had previously established himself as a popular actor in the theater thanks to his numerous appearances at the Royal Shakespeare Company.
While he believed he had done enough to prepare for the onslaught of celebrity, Tennant said he was so shocked at the effect of his household name status for which he was seeking therapy.
"When you are that person, you go into a room and everyone turns their heads and whispers and you feel crushed, they feel intimidated and are actually scared."
He added that he "did not at all cope "and so help from" a very beautiful elderly lady who was very calm and normal and simply helped to cope [him] with him. "
Despite his initial fears, Tennant was one of the doctor's favorite and insulting played the role for five years before leaving in 2010.
Tennant starring Crowley in the highly anticipated new series Good Omens by Amazon Prime added that he was scared because he was ten years old
"I've always had insecurity, a lack of self-confidence that's classic." [for an actor] "He said. "That's why you like dressing up and pretending to be somebody else."
Good Omens debuts on May 31 at Amazon Prime