Chet Hanks, son of Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson, has opened up about the issues he faced growing up with his ‘privileged’ upbringing, while admitting he was ‘blessed’
Chet Hanks has spoken of his “privileged” upbringing, saying that despite the “advantage”, it meant he encountered “a lot of negativity” in his youth.
The musician – whose birth name is Chester Hanks – admits that there are “a lot of advantages” because of his parents, with him commenting that he is “very lucky.”
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Chet – whose acting credits include Empire and Shameless – however said it was “a double-edged sword”, adding that popularity can be “toxic” and that it “generates a lot of envy”. .”
He said his experience was “even more complicated” because he wasn’t famous in his own right. He said: “My father is a beloved person […] but for me, it created a lot of contempt. “
The father of one child said people assumed he would be “really arrogant”, “authoritative” and “a spoiled brat” – despite denying such descriptions and saying he “have to work” for money.
He said that when he grew up if he wanted money to spend with his friends, his dad would make him wash his car – with him saying it would make him about $60.
Chet said that because of his father who won two Academy Award – people have “preconceived” about him, “nearly unchangeable” stereotypes.
He commented in a recent video: “I was met with a lot of scorn, a lot of hostility, a lot of negativity, because people were prepared to hate my gut.”
Therefore, he says that he has developed “a chip on [his] shoulder “and went around” with a lot of anger, “saying that experience has led him to create a ‘tough exterior’. “
He says this is so people don’t get in trouble with him, making it clear: “People made love to me a lot growing up. It never had to face me, it was always behind. my back.”
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Chet says he became “distrustful and defensive”, with this attitude putting him “on the wrong track” – because he felt that he had “something to prove” with other people.
The actor – who appears alongside his father in the 2020 war film Greyhound – further commented: “It just led me down the path of self-destruction in my 20s.”
He says that the “envy” and feelings of others make him “feel worthless”.
“I believed them [though] and I internalized it. I was feeling worthless. I really feel like I don’t deserve my position. I don’t feel like I can do anything,” he said.
Chet says he was “insecure” about his upbringing and the fact that he grew up was “privileged”, although he says he feels different about himself in his thirties.
“I’m really happy and I’m very lucky. I’ve learned a lot about myself,” he commented, adding that he was “grateful” to have gone through his experience as an adult. Fort.
He says he has “changed” his life and is no longer on the path of “self-destruction,” stopping dealing with “anger and grievances” in negative ways.
This previously included “seeking pleasure”, through “partying, drugs, alcohol, [and] “he said – but now he’s focused on ‘becoming the best’ version of himself.
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