This week I’m joined by one of the most versatile actors in Hollywood, Zachary Levi, with critically acclaimed roles in TV, film, and on Broadway. You may recognize him from his career catapulting role as Chuck Bartowski in the hit NBC series, Chuck, from his recurring role on Amazon Studios’ Emmy winning series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, or from his recent roles in American Underdog, the Kurt Warner Story and the 2019 blockbuster hit, Shazam!.
In this episode we jam on the addictive nature of social media, the problems Hollywood and reality TV perpetuate, plus Zachary’s emotional journey through a lifetime of crippling anxiety and depression and how a breakdown led him to ultimately find joy, gratitude, self-love and acceptance.
00:37 The irony of social media
02:02 Being a parent now
05:38 Is social media safe for kids?
10:02 Media is designed to be addictive
15:18 The problem with Hollywood & reality TV
22:30 Altering your appearance
29:51 Money is not the root of evil
33:16 The breakdown
46:34 Getting the role of Shazam
55:39 Healthy love not being modeled