Jonah Hill will stop promoting his movies to avoid anxiety attacks

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By Phoebe Egoroff

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Jonah Hill has revealed that he will no longer promote, do press tours, or take part in public events for any upcoming film projects due to his long battle with anxiety.

The 38-year-old will, therefore, not be promoting his upcoming documentary, Stutz, which is a frank commentary on Hill's mental health struggles and the crippling anxiety attacks he experiences while promoting films.

Speaking to Deadline about his decision, the Superbad actor stated: "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."

He continues: "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."

In his statement, Hill also made reference to the fact that fans won't see him promoting Stutz, or any upcoming films, as he "wouldn't be acting true to myself or to the film."

The veteran actor also added: "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. I won't lose my job while working on my anxiety."

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Jonah Hill revealed to Deadline that 20 years of promoting films has exacerbated his anxiety. Credit: Everett Collection Inc / Alamy

Hill, who has previously directed music videos for Travis Scott and the Vampire Weekend, says that he hopes his new mental health documentary will: "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."

The announcement to Deadline comes several months after Hill spoke about his physical health on social media, per the Daily Mail.

In June, Hill wrote on Instagram in a now-deleted post that he would be quitting cigarettes for good, saying: "Quitting smoking is the hardest s*** ever. I've struggled with it for a while. I'm finally quitting for good and am on day 3."

The War Dogs actor also discussed his body image, asking in another now-deleted post that people refrain from commenting on his body. "Good or bad I want to politely let you know it's not helpful and doesn't feel good," People reported.

Featured image credit: Image Press Agency / Alamy

Jonah Hill will stop promoting his movies to avoid anxiety attacks

vt-author-image

By Phoebe Egoroff

Article saved!Article saved!

Jonah Hill has revealed that he will no longer promote, do press tours, or take part in public events for any upcoming film projects due to his long battle with anxiety.

The 38-year-old will, therefore, not be promoting his upcoming documentary, Stutz, which is a frank commentary on Hill's mental health struggles and the crippling anxiety attacks he experiences while promoting films.

Speaking to Deadline about his decision, the Superbad actor stated: "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."

He continues: "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."

In his statement, Hill also made reference to the fact that fans won't see him promoting Stutz, or any upcoming films, as he "wouldn't be acting true to myself or to the film."

The veteran actor also added: "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. I won't lose my job while working on my anxiety."

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Jonah Hill revealed to Deadline that 20 years of promoting films has exacerbated his anxiety. Credit: Everett Collection Inc / Alamy

Hill, who has previously directed music videos for Travis Scott and the Vampire Weekend, says that he hopes his new mental health documentary will: "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."

The announcement to Deadline comes several months after Hill spoke about his physical health on social media, per the Daily Mail.

In June, Hill wrote on Instagram in a now-deleted post that he would be quitting cigarettes for good, saying: "Quitting smoking is the hardest s*** ever. I've struggled with it for a while. I'm finally quitting for good and am on day 3."

The War Dogs actor also discussed his body image, asking in another now-deleted post that people refrain from commenting on his body. "Good or bad I want to politely let you know it's not helpful and doesn't feel good," People reported.

Featured image credit: Image Press Agency / Alamy