Stephen Graham revealed that the “intense” way of acting in drama school made him try to take his life.
NS This is england When time Next, the star that appears in the BBC Two limited series NorthwaterI remembered what he called “induced psychosis” and that he broke down at the age of 20.
Graham said he used emotions he had never experienced while learning how to act at a drama school. Coupled with a series of cataclysms in his personal life, he attempted suicide.
“”[Method acting] It’s a great habit, “Graham said. Times, “And I threw it all. There were some incidents, and then I felt like I couldn’t handle it anymore. It was like an induced psychosis. Basically, I broke down. “
He continued. “I was a 20 year old young man. I’m just leaving home. My brother was just born. My mother and father lost a little boy. [at birth] 3 years ago. My Nana died at the age of 14. I was alone in the big world and it wasn’t easy. I was so close to my mom and dad that I think I used the emotions I had never used before to do the hard work we did … “
On his way home from drama school during the break, Graham claimed to have taken his life and heard his deceased grandmother say his name during the attempt. After he was discovered, his family and friends got Graham the help he needed.
“I now have the resources to deal with what has happened, both mentally and mentally,” he added. “No matter what happens, I’ll never go there again. I’ll never be there.”
Earlier this year This is england Star Thomas Turgoose has revealed that both Graham and the show’s creator, Shane Meadows, have offered to adopt at the age of 13 after their mother’s death.
“I spent a lot of time with Shane Meadows and Stephen Graham,” he recalled. “They agreed that if they didn’t get along with my dad, or if my dad didn’t think he was suitable for raising me, they would hire me. “
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