Mark Duplass on Fighting Anxiety and Helping Other Filmmakers During Quarantine

Published on Apr 10, 2020

Mark Duplass on Fighting Anxiety and Helping Other Filmmakers During Quarantine

Mark Duplass is keeping regular office hours while self-quarantining in his Los Angeles home.

“I’ve written a rewrite of a feature film that I have in development. That wasn’t too hefty. That was good. That broke the seal for me that was like, ‘Oh, you’re going to be able to write in this emotionally fragile, strange state,’” he tells Variety. “More importantly for me — I don’t make this a secret — I have dealt a lot with anxiety and depression throughout my life, so this is kind of a dangerous time for somebody like me. I have to be very careful about scheduling myself, and so I’ve made writing a part of my schedule. I get a three or four-hour block every day of it.”

Duplass makes sure to get in some exercise on a treadmill “to beat back the feelings of, ‘Oh my god. I

Read full article at: Variety - Film News

Author: Marc Malkin