News | Entertainment
14 Jul 2020 13:06
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Joshua Jackson will "never get over" his father abandoning their family when he was a child

    The 'Little Fires Everywhere' actor was raised alone by his mum after his dad walked away, and while he insisted he doesn't want anything to do with "that man", he will always be affected by his disrupted childhood

    Speaking to OK! magazine, he said: "You never really get over it. I don't think you can. You just metabolise it. It just becomes a part of your life.

    "It didn't hurt that I became successful.

    "It didn't hurt that I was able to find him and say my piece to him and it doesn't hurt that I'm a lot older now.

    "It was definitely difficult at the beginning of my career.

    "It's probably what animated a lot of the negative aspects of my personality.

    "I think anybody who says they are over it would be lying.

    "I would be pretending if that's the case but my particular story with that man is finished."

    The 41-year-old star - whose wife Jodie Turner-Smith gave birth to their daughter last month - previously bought his childhood home as he couldn't resist returning to the abode, and was stunned to find his childhood bedroom almost exactly as he'd remembered.

    He said: "I looked up and there was a sticker in my childhood bedroom window. I said, 'I put that sticker up there.' And the man [who owned the house] goes, 'Oh, you mean in the dragon room?'

    "There's a very hippy-trippy dragon painted on the wall by my mother's friend. After 17 years I couldn't believe it was still there...

    "I asked the man, 'I know this is crazy but would you mind if I came in and saw my old house?'

    "And when I walked in, it was essentially a mausoleum to my childhood.

    "The furniture was different - but it was all in the same place.

    "I went from room to room, reliving my recollections of this mythical place and I ended up in front of my dragon.

    "I said to the man, 'I can't believe it, I always assumed this was painted over.' And he said, verbatim, 'I knew it meant a lot to somebody and they were going to come back for it soe day.' I mean, how do you not buy that house?"

    © 2020 Bang Showbiz, NZCity

     Other Entertainment News
     14 Jul: Katy Perry won't back Kanye West's US presidential bid
     14 Jul: Jack Whitehall celebrated his birthday with a £10,000 bash
     14 Jul: Cardi B is set to launch her own children's clothing line
     14 Jul: Peter Andre feels "fantastic" after a decade of therapy
     14 Jul: Rachel Bilson and Bill Hader have split up
     14 Jul: Robbie Williams is "embracing eccentricity"
     14 Jul: Former couple Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber have spent "plenty of time together" during the coronavirus pandemic
     Top Stories

    A fellow first-five has added to the praise being heaped upon Richie Mo'unga More...

    The high-end hotel industry's demanding movement on a trans-Tasman bubble by the end of the year More...

     Today's News

    Law and Order:
    The judge investigating the police handling of searches after the mosque attacks - acknowledges officers were operating at high alert 12:57

    Katy Perry won't back Kanye West's US presidential bid 12:49

    Wycombe Wanderers have won promotion to the second-tier of English football for the first time with a 2-1 win over Oxford in the playoff final at Wembley 12:27

    Jack Whitehall celebrated his birthday with a £10,000 bash 12:19

    Health & Safety:
    Pubs and clubs have reopened as coronavirus restrictions relax — but was that a good idea? 12:07

    Rugby League:
    The Warriors could look at signing the deregistered Corey Harawira-Naera in the NRL 11:57

    Cardi B is set to launch her own children's clothing line 11:49

    Peter Andre feels "fantastic" after a decade of therapy 11:19

    'Data selfies': Meet the people who are taking self-portraits using charts, graphs and diagrams 11:17

    Travellers to be charged $3,000 for coronavirus quarantine in South Australian hotels 11:17

     News Search

    Power Search

    © 2020 New Zealand City Ltd