Wil Wheaton was moved by his former Stand By Me co-star Jerry O’Connell’s apology for being unaware of the abuse and trauma Wheaton had experienced as a child.
Wheaton appeared on The Talk Thursday, where O’Connell serves as a co-host, and where he apologized to Wheaton.
More from Deadline
- 'Pictionary' Game Show Hosted By Jerry O'Connell Gets Full-Season Run On Fox Stations Starting In Fall 2022
- Jerry O'Connell Joins 'The Talk' As Permanent Co-Host
- 'Pictionary' Game Hosted By Jerry O'Connell Gets Tryout On Fox Television Stations
“I heard before you talk about some of the struggles you were going through during Stand by Me, and you know, while I was 11 at the time, that’s an excuse; I do want to apologize for not being there more for you when you were younger,” O’Connell said. “But I want to say, to the bigger picture, you never know what someone is going through when you’re with them. I don’t feel guilt, but I just want to say I’m sorry I wasn’t there for you more when you were younger.”
This South Carolina Town Is One of the Best Places to Retire in the U.S.
Close to both Lake Hartwell and the Blue Ridge Mountains, this town is a favorite among retirees.Cities in Florida usually top the list of places to retire, especially for retirees who want to live near the beach. Sure, the coasts of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico are great places to be, but in Anderson, South Carolina, you can enjoy a small town lifestyle near the shores of beautiful Lake Hartwell. Not familiar with Anderson or Lake Hartwell? Here's the scoop.
“But I wish I was older back then so I could’ve said, ‘Hey Wil, hey man, is anything ?'” O’Connell continued.
“I deeply appreciate that,” a sympathetic Wheaton replied. “You were 11. How could you have possibly known? Also, everyone in the audience who is a trauma survivor knows this: We’re real, real, real good at covering up what we’re going through.”
Wheaton spoke of the pain he experienced as a child in an interview with Yahoo Entertainment in May 2021. Wheaton said he “didn’t want to be an actor when I was a kid. My parents forced me to do it,” alleging of his actress mom, “My mother made me do it. My mother coached me to go into her agency and tell the children’s agent, ‘I want to do what Mommy does.’ ”
After hearing of Wheaton’s comments, O’Connell later said on The Talk that he had no idea what Wheaton was going through when they were filming the movie.
8 Best Places for Camping in Florida — From Forests to the Beach
Whether you're pitching a tent near the beach, spending the night in a luxe cabin in the forest, or glamping on a ranch, these Florida campgrounds will help you reconnect with nature.If you're searching for the best places to camp in Florida, you're going to be met with a lot of warnings about hot, muggy, mosquito-filled nights in swampy environs. And while choosing the wrong place at the wrong time is guaranteed to reward you with this exact experience, there are many wonderful places to camp when the season is right. (Stick to the months between October and March if you want to avoid sweltering heat, potential heavy rains, and an excess of biting bugs on your camping trip.
“I think what should be said is you have no idea — not even co-workers, just people close to you — you have no idea what is going on with someone,” he added. “So if you sense anything amiss, anything weird, it costs you nothing to just go up to them and say, ‘Hey is everything okay? Is anything going on? Do you need someone to talk to?'”
Wheaton and O’Connell starred, along with Corey Feldman and River Phoenix, in the 1986 coming-of-age film Stand By Me, directed by Rob Reiner. They portrayed four boys who, in 1959, go on a hike to find the dead body of a missing boy.
You can watch Wheaton’s appearance on The Talk above.
Best of Deadline
- 2022 Awards Season Calendar - Dates For The Emmys, Tonys & More
- Awards Season Red Carpet Photos: Grammys, Oscars, SAG Awards & More
- Spring Premiere Dates For New & Returning Series On Broadcast, Cable & Streaming
Click here to read the full article.