Ashley Judd: Mental Case Off-Screen And On

*Inspired by Shirley MacLaine's assertion that the best parts for actresses fall into one of the above categories

Two-and-a-half years after checking herself into a rehabilitation facility to treat her chronic ennui (we've been there!) and come to terms with her dysfunctional family (been there too!), actress Ashley Judd is using the experience as film fodder: Variety reports that the 39-year-old actress has signed to star in the drama Helen, which "centers on a music professor and mother who suffers from a deep, debilitating depression." Is it just us or does the name "Helen" often get associated with mentally or sensory-challenged types?

Ashley Judd To Star In 'Helen' [Variety]
Related: Ashley Judd On Rehab: 'I Needed Help [People]