Wolverine star Hugh Jackman struggled with anxiety while filming ‘The Son’


Wolverine star Hugh Jackman struggled with anxiety
Image source: IANS Wolverine star Hugh Jackman struggled with anxiety

Wolverine star Hugh Jackman was in a very bad phase while filming The Son. The 54-year-old actress stars in the drama alongside Laura Dern, Vanessa Kirby and Sir Anthony Hopkins, and admitted she struggled throughout filming.

The actress suffered from anxiety while shooting the film, reports Female First UK. The Hollywood star — who plays a successful lawyer with a teenage son who suffers from depression — explained: “I definitely realized how vulnerable I was.”

Hugh admitted that the film’s subject matter and returning to work after the Covid-19 lockdowns caused him “anxiety”.

According to Female First UK’, the actress’ problems were compounded by her father Christopher, who passed away in September 2021.

Explaining why he didn’t take time off to grieve his father’s death, Hugh told the BBC: “My dad never missed a day of work in his life. I imagined what my dad would say and he would say, ‘Go. to work’.”

Hugh had sleepless nights throughout filming and continues to see a therapist. The actress is now encouraging other people to seek help if they are facing similar issues.

Female First UK said: “There’s a little old-school part of my brain [that thinks], ‘Well, that’s up to you to work out.’ If you have to go to the doctor, for whatever reason, your foot, your mental health, you know, you work on that.

“But I think it would definitely be a sign of an employer that we understand that looking after the whole person, not just paying them, but looking after their well-being in all its forms is really, really important.”

Hugh believes that mental health issues need to be talked about more openly.

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He said: “There’s a real lack of knowledge and ignorance and shame around the issue and I think it’s something that we really need to deal with very quickly.”

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