Mel Gib­son would tell his younger self to get it to­gether

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

The 60-year-old ac­tor ad­mit­ted he would in­sist upon hav­ing a pos­i­tive out­look on what life brings if he could give ad­vice to him­self when he was a boy and say to “live ev­ery day to the fullest”. When asked what he would tell his younger self in a comic skit which saw Mel and ‘Late Show’ host Stephen Col­bert ly­ing down and look­ing up at the sky for the ‘Big Ques­tions with Even Big­ger Stars’ seg­ment, he said: “Don’t be so caught up in the lit­tle things. “Take ad­van­tage of all the gifts the world has to of­fer. Live ev­ery day to the fullest, “I’d also tell my­self - my younger self - to shut the f**k up.” The ‘Blood Fa­ther’ ac­tor - who has seven chil­dren with his ex-wife Robyn Moore, Han­nah, 36, Chris­tian and Ed­ward, both 34, Wil­liam, 31, Louis, 28, Milo, 26, and Thomas, 17, as well as sixyear-old Luna with his for­mer girl­friend Ok­sana Grig­orieva also ad­mit­ted he has no re­grets from life. When asked if she wishes he’d done some­thing dif­fer­ently in his life, he added: “No. No, not one [re­gret]. [Be­cause] they tend to come in clus­ters.” The star was the sub­ject of con­tro­versy in 2006 when he was ar­rested by a po­lice­man in Mal­ibu for drunk driv­ing, and was sub­se­quently filmed giv­ing an anti-Semitic rant. He also landed him­self in trou­ble in 2010 when his ex-girl­friend Ok­sana Grig­orieva claimed the ‘What Women Want’ ac­tor had punched her and broke her teeth. She then re­leased se­cretly recorded au­dio in which Mel al­legedly went on an­other racially-charged tirade. But Mel re­vealed last month he has been sober for 10 years. Speak­ing about Al­co­holics Anony­mous, he said: “I am a mem­ber of (the) 12-step pro­gram and I achieved so­bri­ety like that. I’ve got 10 years of so­bri­ety un­der my belt. “I had other lengths be­fore that like eight years one time, fall off, four years, it’s like that, like through a re­volv­ing door.”

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