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Jonah Hill says physique insecurities “intensely fucked” him up


Jonah Hill has mentioned that his struggles along with his physique “intensely fucked” him up.

The actor and filmmaker opened up about his insecurities in his new documentary Stutz, which he directed and starred in alongside his real-life therapist, Phil Stutz.

“I simply preserve asking myself, ‘Was this a fucking horrible thought for a affected person to make a film about his therapist?’” Hill says within the movie, by which he additionally admits his insecurities “intensely fucked [him] up”.

“I had no wholesome self worth,” Hill continued. “Having grown up chubby was one thing – that seems like not an enormous deal, or like, ‘Poor you’ or no matter – however for me, personally, it intensely fucked me up.”

Watch the trailer for Stutz beneath:

Hill reveals that he started seeing Stutz “out of desperation to get happier” on the age of 33.

“I had an unbelievable quantity of success,” Hill mentioned of that period, which got here after the success of comedies together with Superbad and 21 Soar Avenue.

However “inherently, at my core, I’m nonetheless this unlovable individual”, he added. “The work is inching in direction of not solely accepting [that] it’s nice to be this individual, however that’s nonetheless very laborious.”

Earlier this 12 months Hill revealed that he wouldn’t be selling his upcoming movies, together with Stutz, for the foreseeable future so as to work on his psychological well being.

He wrote in an open letter that he had been struggling anxiousness assaults, and that they have been “exacerbated by media appearances and public-facing occasions”.

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Jonah Hill on the world premiere of Netflix’s ‘Don’t Look Up’ on December 5, 2021. CREDIT: Dia Dipasupil/FilmMagic

“I often cringe at letters or statements like this however I perceive that I’m of the privileged few who can afford to take break day,” Hill wrote.

“I gained’t lose my job whereas engaged on my anxiousness. With this letter and Stutz, I’m hoping to make it extra regular for folks to speak and act on these things. To allow them to take steps in direction of feeling higher and in order that the folks of their lives may perceive their points extra clearly.

“I hope the work will converse for itself and I’m grateful to my collaborators, my enterprise companions and to all studying this on your understanding and assist.”



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