Jumanji co-star talks depression after Robin Williams' death
His battle with depression was an issue he didn't alk about.
But 31-year-old Bradley Pierce, the kid who played Peter in 1995 fantasy film Jumanji, has opened up about his battle with depression, crediting former co-star Robin Williams for helping him go public.
He told TMZ: "He was an absolute inspiration to me, just like he was to everyone that knew him and even so many people that didn't. He was an amazing guy and he'll definitely be missed.
"I was diagnosed with depression when I was 16, a few years after I filmed Jumanji, and I've been secretly fighting it for a long time.
"I have a few close friends who know about it, my wife knows about it, but I really played it close to the vest until Robin died actually and then I decided, 'You know what, I'm going to go ahead and try to use his death and the tragedy that it was to open up to people and put it out there,' and so I did."
Williams was found dead last week at his home in California.
Sources: Contact Music, TMZ