on 10/14/2014 | 11:07
As junior physician John “JD” Dorian on the hit series “Scrubs,” Zach Braff made millions of people laugh over the years. On the side of Sarah Chalke aka Elliott Reid and Donald Faison aka Christopher Turk, the actor deceived himself for nine seasons through the hospitable series “Sacred Heart.” But deep down, Zach Braff apparently didn’t feel like laughing at all …
More and more important people are speaking openly about their illnesses following the tragic suicide of Hollywood star Robin Williams. After Phil Collins, Jada Pinkett Smith, Fifi Geldof or in this country Sarah Connor, Zach Braff made a brave confession. The now 39-year-old apparently suffered from depression for years.
Zach Braff broke a taboo once in his life: with his role as JD, the actor who needs to be hugged, he shaped a new image of men. In an interview with “Neon,” Zach Braff spoke openly about his depressive phases. “Many think I am a comedian. The truth is that I am very melancholic and have struggled with depression.“So the bold statement of the star” Scrubs “.
Zach Braff doesn’t see himself as a comedian
For fans of “Scrubs” it’s hard to imagine, but For years during his youth, Zach Braff was an outsider and victim of vicious bullying attacks.. “The worst was then, of the companions being insulted as gay, soft, or feminine – the ideal was still the old-fashioned alpha man, ”the 33-year-old said of his worst years. Zach Braff returned to the alpha man with his role as Dr. Dorian turned his back on him once and for all, but this also gave the actor a new confidence in himself, which he can also use in his role as director of his latest film. “Wish I Was Here.”
We find it beyond brave of Zach Braff to speak so openly about his difficult youth. In his career, the 33-year-old has shown many times that old role models and clichés must be overcome in order to be happy and able to fend for himself. Zach Braff did it and is a good role model for young people!
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