Jeff Goldblum Prayed to God He'd Become an Actor
Actor Jeff Goldblum arrives at the 2008 AFI FEST premiere of "Adam Resurrected" held at Arclight Hollywood on November 8, 2008 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)more pics »Jeff Goldblum (Getty Images)Talk about divine intervention. Jeff Goldblum used to write messages to God in the shower begging for help becoming an actor.
The Jurassic Park actor was too “embarrassed” about his ambition to become an actor that he kept it secret from family and friends for over ten years when he was a child, and started praying instead.
He said: “I would take a shower, and it had a door, not a curtain, a door, a glass door, which would steam up, and I’d write on it every morning -- because I hadn’t told anyone, even my parents or friends, that I wanted to act, it was embarrassing or something, and I knew it was too important to me to have it be anything but a secret. But the door would steam up, I didn’t dare keep a diary or anything, and I’d write ‘Please God, let me be an actor’, and then, before I left the shower, I would wipe it off.”
The 57-year-old star has previously admitted he felt like an “alien” as a youngster, although Jeff insists his childhood wasn’t all bad.
He explained to the Guardian newspaper: “Even as I felt moments of awkwardness or outsiderness, I also had moment when I felt the seeds of what I feel now – a happy part of something large. I felt that early on, as I walked by myself in the woods near our house. I remember overflowing with joy.”
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