How would you describe yourself then and now?
Fame made me a little bit nuts and distracted me a lot from the
person I was. And it pissed me off in the end, because it was like, “You
could have been this guy, but you chose to do this.” Nobody really knew
anything about me. I put on a front that wasn’t really me. But now that
I’ve had my time away, you slowly, naturally become the person you were
before you started, but with a lot more knowledge. So I feel a lot more
myself than I ever did before, rather than being a part of something
and having a part to play or treading on eggshells around someone. And
when I sat back and thought about all the silly things I might have said
and done wrong – not that I have any regrets, because I think whatever
happened, happened – I think that now is the time to not be that person.
I remember the day we finished, because of the place I was in, I was
quite happy that we had a break. I said to the person with me at the
time, “Thank god I don’t have to play that person again for a long
time.” It was exhausting and I couldn’t keep up with myself.
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