Posted on Thu May 19, 2011 11:16 AM PDT
Mel Gibson has opened up about his crazy life to Variety. Until now, he had only done one interview since his drama surfaced with ex Oksana Grigorieva.
The actor is currently at Cannes where he has been busy posing shirtless and smoking, but hadn't done any interviews for his film The Beaver, directed by Jodie Foster.
The film reportedly got a standing ovation at Cannes; Gibson's performance has been well-received by critics. â€œThey [the audience] seemed to appreciate and like it," he said. "You could hear people sniffling, so I think they were affected by it.â€
Gibson subtly related the film to his own life, saying:
- â€œItâ€™s about the length that someone will go to to survive. We all go through things that are hard to bear at some point or other, and we have to get through it.â€
As for commenting solely on his personal life, Gibson said:
- â€œAbout life, oh boy. You donâ€™t want to hear about my three-ring circus.â€
Well, he got that right.
He also spoke about his break from acting, which lasted from about 2003 to 2010.
- â€œI got to a place where I thought, â€˜I donâ€™t know even know if I want to do this,â€™ and walked away for a while, and when enough time has elapsed and youâ€™ve gone through some sort of metamorphosis for yourself â€¦ when you come back to it itâ€™s kind of interesting again.â€
The actor didn't comment on future projects, but did say he wants to get back into directing.
- â€œI love it. Thatâ€™s my favorite job. â€¦ Iâ€™m writing a few things.â€
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