Adrien Brody suffered depression after The Pianist

Updated: Jul 09, 2012, 16:10 PM IST

London: Adrien Brody says he became "seriously depressed" after filming the hit 2002 war movie `The Pianist` as the project was so "all-consuming".

The 39-year-old actor won rave reviews for playing a Jewish Polish man trying to escape the Holocaust and received a Best Actor Academy Award for the role, but Brody admits the dark project left him with emotional issues, reported The Guardian.

"(It was) all-consuming. For a good year after, I was probably seriously depressed.

"There were severe transitions that I put myself through physically and emotionally... I shot it when I was 27, and that was my real awakening and entrance into adulthood, that responsibility, and awareness of my own good fortune that I had taken for granted," said Brody.

The actor also said that he regrets that more roles of that calibre haven`t come his (or anyone else`s) way during the decade since "The Pianist" was made.