Actor Jamie Foxx teamed up with his good friend Robert Downey Jr. for the heavy drama The Soloist. Foxx dug deep to inhabit his character in the feature. So much so that the film reminded him of a traumatic experience in his past.

Jamie Foxx once shared being drugged years ago caused him massive anxiety for ‘The Soloist’

Jamie Foxx at the premiere of 47 Meters Down Uncaged.
Jamie Foxx | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

The Soloist was a 2009 feature starring Foxx as a homeless musician battling schizophrenia. Given the nature of his role, Foxx went through extreme physical and mental preparations to embody the character. But due to his character’s mental state, Foxx couldn’t help reflect on a dark period in his past when he was drugged.

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