Jonah Hill said that he will appear in the mental health documentary ‘Stutz’
The actor Jonah Hill has said that he will appear in the mental health documentary ‘Stutz‘. He won’t be promoting it or any of his other planned ventures. In a recent statement, Jonah acknowledged that he had endured anxiety attacks for almost 20 years. These attacks are aggravated by media appearances and public-facing events.
Jonah further stated that he would not be operating in accordance with the spirit of the movie. Not even himself if he caused himself further harm by going out there and marketing it. Jonah has made it clear that he will keep his work while he deals with his anxiousness. His Instagram appears to have likewise been deleted shortly after his announcement.
Statement by Jonah Hill
He said that: “I have finished directing my second film, a documentary about me and my therapist which explores mental health in general called Stutz. The whole purpose of making this film is to give therapy and the tools I’ve learned in therapy to a wide audience for private use through an entertaining film. Through this journey of self-discovery within the film, I have come to the understanding that I have spent nearly 20 years anxiety attacks. Which are exacerbated by media appearances and public-facing events.”
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He continued, “I am so grateful that the film will make its world premiere at a prestigious film festival this fall. I can’t wait to share it with audiences around the world in the hope that it will help those struggling. However, you won’t see me out there promoting this film, or any of my upcoming films, while I take this important step to protect myself. If I made myself sicker by going out there and promoting it. I wouldn’t be acting true to myself or to the film.”
“I usually cringe at letters or statements like this but I understand that I am of the privileged few who can afford to take time off. It won’t lose my job while working on my anxiety. With this letter and with Stutz, I’m hoping to make it more normal for people to talk and act on this stuff. So they can take steps towards feeling better and so that the people in their lives might understand their issues more clearly. I hope the work will speak for itself. I’m grateful to my collaborators, my business partners and to all reading this for your understanding and support,” concluded his statement.
You People is set for release later this year
After 2018’s Mid90s, the documentary is his second feature-length directing outing. Jonah recently served as the director of one of HBO’s Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty episodes. Jonah last made the publicity and promotion rounds late last year before the release of Adam McKay’s star-studded Don’t Look Up, also for Netflix. You People is set for release later this year and is based on a script he co-wrote with Kenya Barris.
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