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Lakeith Stanfield Had A Hard Time Filming 'The Harder They Fall': I Would Drink Every Night'

Lakeith Stanfield posted to Instagram sharing that he was in a bad space mentally while filming "The Harder They Fall."

"The [worst] part of filming this movie was that i was in a pretty bad space mentally. I couldn't see what life had in store to teach me about myself that i needed to know," he wrote. 

He said his horse got him through.

"One day "magnolia" (that wasn't the horses name but i refused to not call him that in my head) bucked me off, and in that moment i heard him loud and clearly. BE STRONG OR GET OFF. I took control of the reigns and eventually we bonded so much so that it was emotional for me to leave the farm once i wrapped. Inlove how they don't judge you. I love how they are always reliable and unconditional. Now all i had to do was learn to take control of my life in the same way. What better team to create such a profound memory with in J and the talented cast. There is a sadness in me if you look closely into the eyes of Cherokee. Everyday on set i was experiencing crippling anxiety and suffering silently inside. I would drink every night after work and try to laugh off my pain."

The actor has shared his mental health battles before on social media. He seems to be going okay now. Read the full post above.

"The Harder They Fall" is out now on Netflix.