Jonah Hill Takes A Break From Promoting Movies Because Of Fear



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Actor and filmmaker Jonah Hill is taking a step back from promoting his films, including his debut documentary, due to anxiety attacks.

The 38-year-old, who is known for starring in films such as ’21 Jump Street’ and ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’, will discuss mental health and the impact his job has had on his anxiety in his upcoming documentary ‘Stutz’. to research.

“I have finished directing my second film, a documentary about me and my therapist exploring mental health in general, called ‘Stutz’. The whole purpose of making this film is to bring therapy and the tools I’ve learned in therapy to a wide audience for private use through an entertaining movie,” he said in a statement issued Wednesday to Deadline.

“Through this journey of self-discovery within the film, I have come to the realization that I have experienced anxiety attacks for almost 20 years, which are exacerbated by media appearances and public events,” Hill added.

In light of this, the actor said he would not promote the documentary, in order to “protect” himself, although he said he “cannot wait to share it with audiences around the world in the hopes that it will help those. ” wrestling.”

“If I made myself sicker by going out and promoting it, I wouldn’t be true to myself or to the film,” said the actor who directed the film, which he hopes will “speak for itself”.

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 will star in the comedy “You People”, which is currently in post-production and expected to premiere this year.

“I understand that I belong to the privileged group who can afford to take time off. I will not lose my job while working on my anxiety,” he said.

“With this letter and with ‘Stutz’ I hope to make it more normal for people to talk and act about this. So that they can take steps to feel better and so that the people in their lives can better understand their problems,” added Hill.

Last year, the actor opened up about his insecurities about his body image, telling his followers on Instagram, “I kindly request you not to comment on my body.”

Hill isn’t the first celebrity to reveal mental health issues.

On Sunday, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” star Tom Holland said he was taking a break from social media because of its “adverse effect” on his mental state.

Last year, actor Ryan Reynolds spoke about the impact anxiety has had on his life and work. He described the fear, which he says originated in childhood, as “an engine for creativity, but it also has its own cloud and veil of darkness.”

And in April, singer Camila Cabello opened up about the “crippling” fear she felt while making her album “Familia.” She’s in a better place now, she said, adding that she attributes that to her vulnerability and efforts to heal.

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