Jamie Foxx’s schizophrenic role in new film left him needing therapy

April 15th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, April 15 (ANI): Jamie Foxx was so “shredded” while playing a schizophrenic musician in the upcoming film “The Soloist” that he landed seeing a psychiatrist.

The Oscar-winning actor revealed he pushed himself to the limit to deliver the demanding role of Nathanial Ayers, a cello prodigy.

“It was something that I enjoyed, but it shredded me. I went to places that I never thought I would ever go,” Contactmusic quoted him as saying.

“I just remember being in my bathroom broke (sic) down, talking to my manager like, ‘I don’t know if I’ll be able to finish this.’

“You had to lose your mind every day you’re on set, and sometimes you didn’t have enough time to get your mind back before the weekend,” he added.

The 41-year-old said it was his worried manager’s idea to get some therapy.

The star added: “(He told me), ‘Just so you’ll have a way to get out of your head.’”

Fox now uses the services of a therapist on a regular basis, describing: “I had no idea that the mind could be that fragile.” (ANI)

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