Jonah Hill said he will step back from promoting upcoming films to protect his mental health.
The Hollywood star said media appearances and public-facing events had “exacerbated” his anxiety attacks, and the decision was an “important step” for him. with him.
In a statement shared with US media, he revealed that he has finished directing his second film, titled Stutz – a documentary about him and the doctor. His therapy also explores mental health in general.
Hill said the film has taken him on a “journey of self-discovery” and hopes that it will “help those in need”.
“The whole purpose of making this film is to provide the therapy and tools I have learned in therapy to a wide audience for private use through an entertaining film,” the statement said.
“Through my journey of self-discovery in the film, I came to understand that I have been going through nearly 20 years of anxiety attacks, which are exacerbated by appearances in media and events. face the public.
“I am very grateful that the film will have its world premiere at a prestigious film festival this fall and I can’t wait to share the film with audiences around the world in the hope that it will help others. people who are in trouble.
“However, you won’t find me out promoting this film, or any of my upcoming films, while I take this important step to protect myself.
“If I make myself sicker by going out there and promoting it, then I won’t act right with myself or with the movie.”
Through my journey of self-discovery in the film, I came to understand that I have spent nearly 20 years experiencing anxiety attacks, which are exacerbated by media appearances and events dealing with anxiety. general public.Jonah Hill
The actor, who is known for his comedic characters in films like Superbad, 21 Jump Street and The Wolf Of Wall Street, said he hopes that Stutz will normalize speaking and acting on issues mental health issue.
“I usually cower in the face of letters or statements like this, but I understand that I am one of the privileged few to be able to take some time off,” he said.
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“I will not lose my job when I work with anxiety.
“With this letter and with Stutz, I hope to make it more normal for people to talk and act about these things. So they can take steps to feel better and so that the people in their lives can understand their problems more clearly.
“I hope the book speaks for itself, and I am grateful to my collaborators, business partners, and everyone who reads this book for your understanding and support.”
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