Jonah Hill will no longer talk about his films in public. The actor, brilliant alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in The wolf of Wall Streetpublished an open letter relayed by the American site variety. While he has just completed the shooting of his second feature film as a director, the documentary stutz who is interested in his relationship with his therapist, the 38-year-old American has made it known that he will not promote the next productions in which he will appear. The Hollywood star now intends to preserve his mental health, put to the test during these periods of interviews on the chain.
“I understand that I have spent almost 20 years suffering from anxiety attacks, which are exacerbated by media appearances and public events. I’m so grateful to know that the film is going to have its world premiere at a prestigious film festival this fall, and I can’t wait to share it with audiences around the world in the hopes that it will help people in trouble. Still, you won’t see me promoting this movie, or any of my upcoming movies, until I take this important step to protect myself. If I made myself even sicker promoting the movie, I wouldn’t be true to myself or the movie,” he wrote in the letter.
Nominated in 2012 for the Oscar for best actor in a supporting role for his performance in The Strategist, Jonah Hill adds this: “Usually these kinds of letters or statements embarrass me, but I understand that I am one of the privileged few who can afford to distance themselves. I will not lose my job working on my anxiety. With this letter and with stutz, I hope to make it more normal for people to talk and act on this topic. So they can take action to feel better and so the people in their lives can understand their issues more clearly.” The actor will soon appear in You Peoplea comedy for Netflix in which he will give the reply to Eddie Murphy and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.