Actor and filmmaker Jonah Hill is holding back from promoting his films, including his first documentary, due to anxiety attacks.
The 38-year-old, best known for starring in films like “21 Jump Street” and “The Wolf of Wall Street,” will explore mental health and the impact of her job on her anxiety in her upcoming documentary, “Stutz.”
“I have finished directing my second film, a documentary about me and my therapist that explores mental health in general called ‘Stutz.’ The aim is to deliver the tools learned in medicine and medicine through an entertaining film to a wider audience for use,” he said in a statement released to Deadline on Wednesday.
Hill said, “Through this journey of self-discovery within the film, I have come to understand that I have spent nearly 20 years experiencing anxiety attacks, exacerbated by media presence and public-facing incidents. Is.”
In light of this, the actor stated that he would not promote the documentary in order to “protect” himself, although he said that he “can’t wait to share it with audiences around the world in the hope that it will help them.” Struggling people will get help.”
The actor, who directed the film, said, “If I had made myself sick by going out there and promoting it, I would not have acted right for myself or for the film.”
The same goes for his other upcoming projects.
Hill last appeared in the 2021 film “Don’t Look Up,” which was nominated for four Oscars. He is set to star in the comedy “You People”, which is currently in post-production and is expected to premiere this year.
“I understand that I am one of those privileged people who can take time off. I will not lose my job while working on my anxiety,” he said.
“With this letter and with ‘Stutz,’ I’m hoping to make it more common for people to talk and act on this stuff. So they can take steps toward feeling better and So that the people in his life can understand his issues more clearly,” Hill said.
Last year, the actor told his followers on Instagram about his body image insecurities: “I request you not to comment on my body.”
Hill isn’t the first celebrity to reveal her mental health struggles.
On Sunday, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” star Tom Holland said he was taking a break from social media because of the “harmful effect” on his mental state.
Last year, actor Ryan Reynolds spoke about the impact of anxiety on his life and work. He described anxiety, which he said developed in childhood, “as an engine for creativity, but it also has its own cloud and shroud of darkness.”
And in April, singer Camila Cabello opened up about the “crippling” anxiety she felt while making her album “Familia.” She is in a better place now, she said, attributing it to her vulnerability and efforts to heal.