He recently announced that he will no longer promote his film roles in order to protect his mental health.
And Jonah Hill made a solo figure Tuesday when he hit the beach to surf in Malibu.
The actor, 38, donned a casual black T-shirt and shorts as he picked up his surfboard from his 2022 Rivian R1T electric truck.
Out and about: Jonah Hill, 38, cut a solo figure on Tuesday as he headed to the beach to surf in Malibu
Dressed for a surf session, Jonah donned a relaxed black slogan T-shirt tucked into his jeans as he carried his surfboard out to the ocean.
The Superbad star sported his long blond beard as he headed out in his truck for exercise.
In August, Hill revealed that he would no longer promote his films due to protecting his mental health stability, according to an open letter, first published by Deadline.
Calm: The actor donned a casual black T-shirt and shorts as he picked up his surfboard from his 2022 Rivian R1T electric truck
Simple: Dressed for a surf session, Jonah donned a relaxed black slogan T-shirt tucked into his jeans as he carried his surfboard to the ocean
The Oscar-nominated actor shared the news as he announced he will be premiering a mental health documentary called Stutz, which he has secretly recorded with his therapist, in which Hill is opening up about his anxiety issues.
He revealed that the film will premiere “at a prestigious film festival this fall,” but noted that he “will not be in attendance to promote this film or any of his upcoming films” as he will “take time off” in a attempt to ‘protect oneself’.
In addition to his own documentary, which Hill directed and starred in, the actor also has a new project for Netflix – the comedy film You People – which will premiere later this year.
In his statement, which was obtained by DeadlineHill noted that his decision to take a break from show business was prompted by his documentary, which brought him to “the understanding that he has had anxiety attacks for nearly 20 years, which are exacerbated by media appearances and public events.” .
“Through this journey of self-discovery within the film, I have come to the realization that I have experienced anxiety attacks for nearly 20 years, which are exacerbated by media appearances and public events,” he said.
Noting that he’s “so grateful that the film will have its world premiere at a prestigious film festival this fall,” he continued: “However, you won’t see me out there promoting this film or any of my upcoming films, while I’m taking this important step to protect myself.
“If I made myself sicker by going out and promoting it, I wouldn’t be true to myself or to the movie.”
Hill went on to acknowledge his position of great ‘privilege’ and admit that he is one of the lucky few who can and can ‘afford to take time off’ without fear of losing their job or having trouble to make ends meet.
Candid: In August, Hill revealed he would no longer promote his films due to protecting his mental health stability
“This journey of self-discovery has made me understand that I suffered from anxiety attacks for 20 years,” Hill said. He can be seen on the left in 2010 and on the right in December
“Normally I cringe at letters or statements like this, but I understand that I belong to the privileged group who can afford to take time off,” he admitted. “I won’t lose my job while working on my anxiety.”
The actor, who has starred in dozens of films over the past 18 years, hasn’t said when he plans to return to the limelight, but he made it clear to Deadline that he won’t be retiring from acting for good.
He ended his statement with hopes that his upcoming documentary will help “make it normal for people to talk and act about” their mental health issues, saying: “With this letter and with Stutz, I hope it becomes more normal for people to talk about this.” talk and act.
“So that they can take steps to feel better and so that the people in their lives can better understand their problems.”
He concluded: “I hope the work speaks for itself and I am grateful to my employees, my business partners and everyone reading this for your understanding and support.”
At the time, Hill (seen in 2016) explained that his decision to take a break from show business was prompted by the “journey of self-discovery” he took while creating the document.