You know what they say in show business: the show must go on. No matter what is happening behind the scenes a real professional actor will always finish what he started. Even if that man is dealing with horrible depression. Actors act, that’s what they do, and even if they’re weeping like crazy on the inside, they’ll still do their part because if the production fails, hundreds of people could get fired. Let’s talk about these heroes.
Here are 7 actors who played their roles fantastically despite struggling with depression.
1. Devon Murray
It’s often you see child actors with depression, but such is the case. Devon Murray, best known for portraying Seamus Finnigan in Harry Potter movies, confessed that year after year he was missing his friends and family more and more to the point that on his 16th birthday he was sitting alone in his fancy hotel room instead of going out. Later in 2016 he nearly committed suicide, but thankfully his family got through to him.
2. Humphrey Bogart
With a career spanning through decades, Bogart, or “Bogie” for short, starred in countless movies, like the 1956’s “The Harder They Fall”, which incidentally was Bogart’s last picture. Right around that time he was diagnosed with throat cancer, so he was basically in constant pain 24/7. Nobody on the set knew about his condition and they’d sometimes tell him they needed to shoot the scene again because Bogart’s eyes were too watery. As it later turned out it was all because of the pain. Yet he still did the reshoots and finished the movie. Sadly he didn’t get to see it.
3. Reid Ewing
He’s the dude who played Haley’s boyfriend Dylan on “Modern Family”, remember? Turns out he has a rare condition called “body dysmorphia disorder”, which basically means he saw a horribly ugly person every time he looked at his reflection. Ewing started getting plastic surgeries, but not to ruin his TV career, he had done them one at a time, so the viewers could get accustomed. In 2012 his suicidal depression started, but therapy helped a lot. To everyone going through similar hardships Ewing said: “Before seeking to change your face, you should question whether it is your mind that needs fixing.” And it’s almost over is the latter one.