Jonah Hill has revealed he will be stepping away from promoting his upcoming projects in order to prioritise his mental health and anxiety.
The 38-year-old has recently finished directing and starring in his Stutz documentary, which follows his mental health journey with his therapist and the increasing anxiety he has suffered throughout his career.
In a statement, Hill revealed he would be taking some of the learnings from the documentary and putting them into action by not attending public events to promote the film.
In a statement via Deadline, he said: “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 experiencing anxiety attacks, which are exacerbated by media appearances and public facing events.”
Hill had also recently finished a Netflix-bound romantic comedy film titled You People, which he starred in alongside Eddie Murphy, Nia Long, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and David Duchovny.
The film is set expected to drop on the streaming platform later this year.
You People and Stutz are set to premiere at a film festival in the coming months, however, the actor maintains that he won’t be in attendance in order to focus on himself.
He added: “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.”
The 21 Jump Street actor concluded his statement with hopes that his decision as well as the release of the film will help normalise talking about and acting on mental health problems.
He said: “I hope the work will speak for itself and I’m grateful to my collaborators, my business partners and to all reading this for your understanding and support.”
Hill last appeared on the silver screen for the 2021 film Don’t Look Up.
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