In order to prevent the anxiety attacks he frequently experiences during press tours, Jonah Hill said that he will not be marketing his soon-to-be released documentary movie or any other upcoming projects for the foreseeable future.
The 38-year-old actor decided to stop marketing new films permanently in order to give his mental health more attention, and he shared this choice in an open letter.
Hill, whose latest documentary “Sputz” focuses on his mental health issues, claimed that for almost 20 years he has suffered from anxiety attacks, which are exacerbated by public events and media appearances.
In the open letter, which was originally reported by Deadline, Hill stated, “Through this voyage of self-discovery within the film, I have come to the knowledge that I have spent almost 20 years battling anxiety attacks, which are aggravated by media appearances and public face events.”
Hill’s documentary, which includes his own therapist, focuses on his battles with mental illness.
He said in the open letter, “The whole point of doing this film is to share treatment and the tools I’ve learned in therapy to a wide audience for private use through an enjoyable film.
In the fall, “Stutz” will have its international premiere at a renowned film festival, according to Hill.
But while I take this crucial measure to safeguard myself, you won’t see me advertising this movie or any of my upcoming movies, he stated. “I wouldn’t be behaving true to myself or to the movie if I went out and made myself sicker by marketing it.”
He continued, “I hope the work will speak for itself.
The “21 Jump Street” star continued by saying how fortunate he is to be able to take time off from work to concentrate on his mental health.
Hill responded, “I normally wince at emails or statements like this, but I understand that I am one of the fortunate few who can afford to take time off. As I attempt to overcome my anxiety, I won’t lose my job.
He claimed that the open letter serves as both an encouragement for more individuals to talk about mental health and a mechanism to announce his intention to forgo speaking to the press.
Hill stated, “I’m aiming to make it more usual for people to talk and act on these issues with this letter and with “Stutz.” So they can take action to feel better and so that those in their lives can better comprehend their problems.
He expressed his hope that “Stuz” will assist people in New York and elsewhere who are mental health.