Hollywood Actor, Zachary Levi, Recounts Moment of Failing to Winning


Hollywood actor, Zachary Levi, has recounted how he moved from being a failure to overcoming his struggles. In his new book titled, “Radical Love: Learning to Accept Yourself and Others”, the ‘Shazam’ and ‘American Underdog’ star spoke about his childhood, challenging times and how therapy helped him to defeat his mental health struggles.

In an interview with CBN News, he recalled how tough his childhood was and how acting helped him to escape from his realities of his struggles, abuse, an absentee father and a mother who had mental health struggles.

He said, "My whole life I was running from pain. I am grateful that I was able to find what I love to do, and what I was good at doing, at such a young age because I think a lot of people don't. Even though that was also something that was insulating me from doing a lot of the work that I needed to do that eventually lead to me having a massive breakdown later on in life.

"I felt like I was failing. Ultimately, like most of my life, I felt like a failure. Even though from the outside it looked like I was very much succeeding, but I am not succeeding on the level that I am supposed to or that I was called to."

His career experienced growth but he fell from his glory state. He left Hollywood for Austin, Texas and felt like a complete failure.

He said, "I didn't know anyone out there, and all of a sudden after 15 years of living in Los Angeles, having community and support structure, I was now alone having blown up my life.

"Thankfully, I have family that surrounded me and supported me and were there for me. It was just enough for me to get up and go to therapy, life-saving therapy.”

When he began his therapy, he got his healing, rebirth of his faith and a remarkable role which impacted his career.

He said, “Shazam literally happened while I was finishing up my therapy but only because God was like, ‘Good. Now that you have done the thing, now I can give you the blessing. You would have self-destructed had I given you this blessing before you did the work’. And that is the work.”

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