Hollywood actor Christian Slater was one of those actors who received a lot of attention at a very young age and found it all a bit difficult to deal with. Christian went off the rails and had run ins with the law, as well as substance abuse issues. He now says that, if he could tell his young self anything, it would be to take each day as it comes and live in the moment.
Slater was talking to Total Film when he explained, “Whatever situation you’re in, it’s important to stay in the now. That’s very important. There’s nothing you can do about yesterday or tomorrow. Live in the moment as much as possible. It’s hard.”
He added, “That’s another thing I would say… don’t be so hard on yourself and don’t take yourself so seriously. We’re not curing cancer. It’s certainly better than digging ditches. Now when I show up I’m a professional… I keep it simple and walk through the fear.”
Christian continued, “I think a lot of this stuff comes from actually going out and living a life. I hadn’t really lived a life. I worked and would go from job to job and didn’t have much going on in between those things. I was left to my own devices and didn’t experience a lot of what the world has to offer. I’ve been doing a lot of that now. I went to Fiji and swam with sharks.”
Christian Slater can next be seen on the big screen, starring alongside the likes of Sylvester Stallone, Jason Momoa and Sarah Shahi, in the movie Bullet to the Head, which is set to be released on February 1 in both the US and the UK.