Billie Piper struggled to watch 'Framing Britney Spears'.

Billie Piper

Billie Piper

The former 'Doctor Who' star found fame as a teenage pop star and admits that the documentary – which tells the story of Britney's rise to stardom as a teenager and her subsequent breakdown – resonated deeply with her.

Billie - who had a UK number one single when she was just 15 with her debut release 'Because We Want To' - said: "Oh, my God. I had to turn it off, if I'm honest. There are so many things in there that I found upsetting."

The 38-year-old actress explained that people lost their "sense of moral compass" around her during her early stardom.

When asked what she could relate to in the documentary, Billie told The I newspaper: "How people behave around you, and how they think they can have access to you. The sense of a moral compass is completely destroyed."

Billie also said how the programme made her reassess the amount of control she had in her music career.

She explained: "I thought I had a lot because I'd get to choose my outfits and my dancers and I would be coming in with ideas for my choreographer.

"Creative input is very different to the overview. I had little to no agency at that time in my life."

Billie revealed that she saw lots of "adults behaving badly" during her time in the music industry.

She said: "It was a very jumped-up, moneyed time in the music industry and I think people were massively seduced by that. I saw a lot of adults behaving badly.

"Just things they would talk about, jokes they would make... things they would say to you as a guy to a girl. Just totally inappropriate. Male banter, you know?"

Billie also revealed that she hopes to have a better work-life balance once the pandemic is over.

She shared: "I've never wanted to see people more in my life. Maybe I'm going to invest more in my social life than my work life, which eats into pretty much all of my time, normally."