After enjoying an extended American coming out party with brief but crucial roles in Girls, The Dark Knight Rises, Killing Them Softly and The Place Beyond The Pines, Ben Mendelsohn plays his most abstract role yet: anxiety. The reinvigorated Aussie actor most likely to play a supporting criminal underling in a stained blue wife-beater hisses and harasses as the disquieting sense of dread we all feel at some point in our lives through a simple but effective video campaign for magnanimous Aussie mental health organisation Beyond Blue. The message is simple: 1 in 4 of us experiences anxiety but most just aren’t aware of it. The solution? Be honest with yourself and those around you, seek help and face it head on. It’s actually quite handsome. Watch the spot below…

Our interview with Ben in less anxious times…