Category: Wil Wheaton

Wil Wheaton Says He Channeled An Abusive Childhood Into His Role In “Stand By Me”

May 28, 2021 / Posted by:

Sadly, lots of kids have shitty parents but very few were forced to work to provide for their shitty parents and to have the painful evidence of that labor live on in perpetuity for all the world to see. But hey, that’s Hollywood for you. Wil Wheaton, who is estranged from his parents, recently spoke with Yahoo! Entertainment about the 35th anniversary of Stand By Me and explained that his performance as Gordie was fueled by the “sadness” and “isolation” he felt in his life at that time. That’s great technique if you’re Daniel Day-Lewis going for your 6th Academy Award nomination playing an anguished cobbler or some shit, but it’s heartbreaking for a 14-year-old kid.

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