Doing NF’s Therapy Session video was one of the hardest things I’ve done emotionally as an actor. While we were shooting, I felt like the backseat passenger in a car watching something going on through the windshield but powerless to do anything about it. The character just took over–which is what I wanted–but it still didn’t cut the sick feeling. Between takes, I had to keep going over to Danielle to ask if she was okay. Her vulnerability just made it feel that real. I don‘t understand how total method actors do it.
I’ve never been in an abusive relationship. I’ve never struggled with cutting. I’ve never been threatened or trolled on social media, but I’ve had friends who have . . . and I’m so sorry. I’m thankful Nate’s willing to tackle subject matter like this. It’s not pretty. But it’s real. People all around are crying for attention. Crying for help. Crying to be loved. Open your eyes.