1 Updates
Wyatt Russell initially wanted to direct films

Wyatt Russell initially wanted to direct films

Apr 8 2014, 10:16am CDT | by

Wyatt Russell initially wanted to become a director following a sports injury which made him re-think his career. The 37-year-old hunk - who is set to star in the forthcoming sequel to '22 Jump...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

25 weeks ago

Wyatt Russell initially wanted to direct films

Apr 8 2014, 10:16am CDT | by

Wyatt Russell initially wanted to become a director following a sports injury which made him re-think his career.

The 37-year-old hunk - who is set to star in the forthcoming sequel to '22 Jump Street' - suffered a neck injury when he was younger and began contemplating what other career route he could go down if hockey was no longer an option.

He told collider.com: ''I got hurt when I was 19. They thought I broke my neck. I couldn't move my hands or feet, and I had a very bad experience. They had to cut off my gear and it was just a bad time. I remember rolling through the hospital and looking up at the ceiling and just thinking, 'Okay, so I'm not gonna play hockey anymore. I'm not going to be able to do this anymore. What am I going to do? Maybe I'll direct? I'll do something like write?' ''

Later, Russell - who is the son of Hollywood A-Listers Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn - severed a nerve in his neck and decided to pursue acting since directing would be an extremely difficult option.

He explained: ''I didn't know. Then later, I had almost a severed nerve in my neck, I had a severely pinched nerve in my neck ... The feeling came back and everything came back, but after that, I realised that I'm not going to be able to play hockey forever, and I'm not going to be doing this, maybe if I'm lucky, till I'm 35, and after that I gotta do something.

''So I started watching a lot of movies. I wanted to direct, but then I realised that directing ... getting a movie off the ground is like impossible, so I'll try something else. That was the moment for me that flipped the switch.''

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/28" rel="author">Bang Showbiz</a>
BANG Showbiz is the world's premier entertainment news agency providing the most exciting celebrity news to online, print and broadcast media outlets across the globe.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Demi Moore offers baby help to Ashton Kutcher?
Los Angeles, Oct 1 (IANS) Actress Demi Moore reportedly wants to help her ex-husband and actor Ashton Kutcher who is getting ready to welcome his first child with fiancé and actor Mila Kunis.
 
 
Kanye West incensed at Kardashian's naked photo leak
Los Angeles, Oct 1 (IANS) Rapper Kanye West, who is married to reality TV star Kim Kardashian, was reportedly furious when he found out about naked pictures of his wife after they went online.
 
 
No bad blood: Hemsworth on break-up with Cyrus
Los Angeles, Oct 1 (IANS) Despite his messy break-up with singer Miley Cyrus, actor Liam Hemsworth says he has no hard feelings for his ex-fiancee.
 
 
Skinny jeans, a staple trend
London, Oct 1 (IANS) Fashion trends come and go every season, but there have been particular standout styles over the past few years and one of them is skinny jeans.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Anne Hathaway messed up by fame
Anne Hathaway was ''f***ed up'' by fame. The 'Les Miserables' actress was left ''stressed out'' by her Hollywood success as she had no idea how to cope with life in the public eye. She told the new issue of Britain's...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Amal Alamuddin: Our wedding was romantic and elegant
Amal Alamuddin says her wedding to George Clooney was ''romantic and elegant''. The 36-year-old lawyer tied the knot to the Hollywood hunk in Venice, Italy, on Saturday (27.09.14) and she has heaped praise on her...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Demi Moore offers baby help to Ashton Kutcher?
Los Angeles, Oct 1 (IANS) Actress Demi Moore reportedly wants to help her ex-husband and actor Ashton Kutcher who is getting ready to welcome his first child with fiancé and actor Mila Kunis. Moore and Kutcher ended...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Britain strikes IS positions in Iraq again
London, Oct 1 (IANS/EFE) British Royal Air Force (RAF) planes Wednesday launched airstrikes for the second time against Islamic State (IS) positions in Iraq, the British defence ministry announced. A British defence...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Joseph 4th in drama-filled men's 800m final
Incheon, Oct 1 (IANS) India's Sajeesh Joseph finished fourth after three athletes were disqualified in a drama-filled men's 800 metres final at the 17th Asian Games here Wednesday. The 27-year old Indian, running in...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Kanye West incensed at Kardashian's naked photo leak
Los Angeles, Oct 1 (IANS) Rapper Kanye West, who is married to reality TV star Kim Kardashian, was reportedly furious when he found out about naked pictures of his wife after they went online. Nude pictures of several...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Tintu runs out of steam, settles for silver
Incheon, Oct 1 (IANS) It was once again a case of so near and yet so far for India's Tintu Luka who, despite leading in most of the women's 800 metres final race, was overtaken by Kazakhstan's Margarita Mukasheva in...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Turkey seeks parliament's approval to send troops to Iraq
Ankara, Oct 1 (IANS/EFE) The Turkish government has submitted a request to parliament seeking authorisation to send troops to Syria and Iraq to combat Islamic State (IS) militants, officials here Wednesday said. The...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
No bad blood: Hemsworth on break-up with Cyrus
Los Angeles, Oct 1 (IANS) Despite his messy break-up with singer Miley Cyrus, actor Liam Hemsworth says he has no hard feelings for his ex-fiancee. The 24-year-old preferred to stay mum on his relationship with Cyrus...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Asiad taekwondo: Indians knocked out
Incheon, Oct 1 (IANS) India's Nakul Malhotra (+87 kg) and Anand Pandia Rajan (-80 kg) were knocked out of men's quarter-final and Round of 16 matches, respectively, in men's taekwondo competition at the Asian Games...
Read more on Sport Balla