Currently, he stars in a Hulu original series “Utopia Falls” but Phillip has been immersed in the art of acting ever since he was a kid when his mother first put him into a theatre production. He acknowledged in a recent interview with Naluda Magazine that even his mother didn’t fully realize the extent to which he would fall in love with this craft. Although he admits that acting has changed his life for the better, he unravels the fact that very few of us go through or worse even, realize.
Actors have to take on their characters, which means they have to adapt their personalities and go through the same emotions. More often than not, those emotions are dark and how many of us even think about the actors on our screens when they put themselves in those dark places to accurately portray the characters they play?
Phillip emphasizes that it is quintessential for actors to address those emotions by taking care of their mental health rather than trying to suppress them with drugs and alcohol. It is hard to believe that such elaborative and deep thoughts come from a 23-year-old rather than a psychiatrist. But Phillip is an advocate for mental health and volunteers his time to helping troubled youth. He studies mental disorders and even wrote the book “Inside My Head” about his experiences growing up to help teens going through troubling situations.
Phillip advises everyone not to compare their lives to the people they follow on social media as it could really surround them with dark feelings that do nothing but put them down and lead to depression. Such empathy and understanding of the human psyche are one reason for the success he has had. At such a young age, he has already starred in over a dozen film and television productions. Phillip believes that the best part about being an actor is that through his performances, he can reach out to people who are also in a dark place and tell them that they can make it out.
By seeing that they are not the only ones going through the same emotions, people feel a therapeutic effect on themselves. This is one reason why the roles that Phillip enjoys playing are characters who are going through real-life problems as it helps him deal with issues that he is going through in his own life. This reflects this thoughtful nature and values with which, he has enriched his life and the lives of millions of his viewers around the world.
Phillip Lewitski shares a lot of traits with contemporary and historical artists in that he sees his work bigger than his colleagues. Through the characters he plays, the productions he stars in, he wants his craft to have a lasting positive impact on the lives of his viewers. He is excited to star in a movie this year that will speak on a lot of social issues that we are addressing right now.
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