Mel Gibson's fun fears
- Bang Showbiz
- 23 January 2010
Mel Gibson fears his life is getting boring because he is trying to get healthy and has given up some of his favourite pastimes, such as smoking
Mel Gibson is worried the fun has gone out of his life.
The 54-year-old actor - who has a two-month-old daughter Lucia with girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva - fears his life has got boring as he's grown older because he's tried to get healthy and been forced to stop doing some of his favourite things, like smoking.
He said: "I try and eat right but I don't work out much. I quit smoking so that's something in the right direction. I just don't do anything fun anymore. But that's dying, isn't it? You die in stages. You let things go in pieces. It's more than halfway through, right? Life's experiences, whether they be pleasant, unpleasant, torturous or excruciatingly wonderful and blissful, season you somehow and hopefully you learn from them. Isn't that what it's all about?"
Mel has seven children with his estranged wife Robyn Moore, and the eldest, Hannah is aged 29.
However, the actor's amazement at fatherhood hasn't changed over the years.
He explained: "I don't think I'll ever be able to get over the fact that there is a little life there in front of me staring at you with complete innocence and total angelic blamelessness. So we'll see if I can do it better this time.
"I think I'm a lot better because maturity brings things out. I just wish I had that youthful spring again. But it's a trade-off, right?"