Chet Hanks Speaks About ‘Double-Edged Sword’ of Growing Up as Tom Hanks’ Son

Chet Hanks didn’t maintain again about his life within the highlight.

In a YouTube video uploaded Feb. 15, Hanks has shared what it was actually like rising up because the son of actors Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson.

The 31-year-old stated that whereas he grew up very “blessed” with mother and father he loves, the distinctive expertise was a “double-edged sword.”

“There’s quite a lot of benefits however generally it may be fairly bizarre,” he stated. “I obtained to do quite a lot of cool s— that lots of people do not get the chance to do. I obtained to journey the world, keep in good motels, fly on non-public planes and I am very blessed for that. I would not change my scenario.”

However he additionally mirrored on how individuals’s infatuation with fame can brew quite a lot of “jealousy” and “envy.”

“My expertise was much more sophisticated as a result of on prime of fame already being poisonous, I wasn’t even well-known,” Chet stated. “I used to be simply the son of anyone well-known so I hadn’t even finished something to deserve any type of recognition and that created quite a lot of contempt.”

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He famous that after he attended the identical faculty for preschool by means of center faculty, issues obtained worse when he entered a brand new crowd in highschool and school.

“Individuals would make up their minds about me earlier than they even obtained the prospect to know me and it was extraordinarily exhausting to interrupt down their partitions,” the “Empire” actor stated, admitting that this expertise led him to get a “chip” on his shoulder and develop a “exhausting exterior.”

Chet added, “Individuals kinda did f— with me quite a bit rising up. It was by no means to my face. It was at all times behind my again within the types of gossip or s— speaking.”

Holding a mirror as much as the person he as soon as was and the person he’s as we speak, Chet shared that it took a very long time for him to be taught that “individuals’s notion of you is just a mirrored image of themselves.” He has now “modified” his “life” and is not on the “self-destructive” path of “anger” and “partying.”

Chet, who just lately confronted backlash for his feedback on the COVID-19 vaccine, additionally shared that his “exhausting exterior” was not simply bred from anger, but in addition from being “ashamed” and “insecure” about rising up “privileged.”

Earlier than closing out, Chet promised that he’ll at all times give the “entire fact” about his life in Hollywood and that there’s “extra to come back.”


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