An actor who appeared in small roles in Better call Saul Y Longmire He has confessed that he pretends to be a wounded veteran so he can book more work after cutting his own arm during a "psychotic episode".
Todd Latourette, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, made surprising admission during a recent interview with the local news station KOB-TV. Latourette, who says he has a bipolar disorder, told the agency that the injury occurred 17 years ago, during a period when he stopped taking his medications.
"I cut my hand off with a Skilsaw," he said, explaining that he later cauterized the wound. "The state of my mind was a psychotic episode."
Latourette came to the parts of the small screen and in the George Clooney movie of 2009. Men who stare at the goats. It was most recently seen in season 4 of Better call Saul.
"The film industry took a different angle … I was different, and they liked that," recalled Latourette. "They trusted me that I was exactly who I said I was. I was a war veteran. They hired me because I lied. "
Now that Latourette has taken his medicines again, he has decided to clarify his past, even though he knows that it will hurt him professionally.
"I was dishonorable." I'm killing my career doing this, if someone thinks it was for a personal edification, that's not the case, "he said." I'm expelling myself from the New Mexico film industry. And with pleasure, just to say what I said. "
He hopes that his story will encourage people suffering from mental health problems to seek treatment.
"The power is in your hands to take your medication in the morning or at night," he said. "So, this discourse of my life does not necessarily have to be yours, because it happens fast … it happens fast."