Celebrity Depression, Spiritual Lessons

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Lesson #6: Be Yourself in Sweatpants

Zach Braf

Actor and director Zach Braff loves it when people tell him that they relate to Andrew Largeman, the depressed character he played in the 2004 movie "Garden State" (which Braff wrote and directed), because in that role, he didn't have to do much acting. Like his character--an actor confronting his demons when he heads home after his mother dies--Braff doesn't hide under any celebrity image, and isn't afraid to be himself, he says, even if that self is very emotional and wears sweatpants all day.

Text by Therese J. Borchard