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Jonah Hill will not promote any more movies

Jonah Hill
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Jonah Hill has stepped down from promoting his films in order to control his mental health.

Hill, 38, made the announcement in an open letter to Deadline in the run up to his new documentary, Stutz.

The film follows the relationship between Hill and his therapist, Phil Stutz, which was recommended to Jonah by fellow actor Joaquin Phoenix.

Hill, who directed the documentary, wrote: “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.”

The actor said the “whole purpose” of making Stutz was to “give therapy and the tools I’ve learned in therapy to a wide audience for private use through an entertaining film”.

Hill went on to announce he won’t be involved in any promotional activities from now on for any of his movies.

He told his fans “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. I 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.”

Stuntz will be available to watch on Netflix later this year.