The Asian Age

Al may be suf­fer­ing from de­pres­sion


After play­ing sui­ci­dal char­ac­ters in two of his up­com­ing films, su­per­star Al Pa­cino says he might be suf­fer­ing from de­pres­sion.

Pa­cino stars in The Hum­bling as an age­ing the­atre ac­tor who has an af­fair with a younger woman, whereas in Bird­man, he plays a sui­ci­dal the­atre men who can­not seem to find the stage, said the Hol­ly­wood Re­porter.

“I may be de­pressed but I don’t know about it. Peo­ple go into de­pres­sion and it’s very sad and it can last and it’s terrifying. I know that, I’ve had bouts with stuff that comes close to that, but not with that in­ten­sity. I feel spared, I feel lucky. How does it go? You say I’m de­pressed? Life is sort of like all over us. Things make you sad. Ba­si­cally you’d like to be a lit­tle hap­pier some­times. But ‘ de­pressed’ seems so omi­nous. It’s re­ally in all of us. We all re­late to it,” he said.

And Pa­cino re­vealed that his kids make him happy most of all. “I have three chil­dren. That’s been a real source of en­light­en­ment for me, plus the friends I’ve had, the peo­ple I’ve met over the years, the re­la­tion­ships I’ve had. All of it has con­trib­uted to an amaz­ing, shock­ing jour­ney I’ve had so far. I feel as though I’m do­ing OK,” he said.

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