Former Goonies co-stars Sean Astin and Corey Feldman have been doing a lot of press lately. Astin has been promoting season two of Stranger Things. Feldman… he’s been talking about exposing Hollywood’s underground pedophilia ring. Which lately doesn’t seem so underground. And since Goonies never say die, Astin has been answering a lot of questions about his old friend.
This interview with Sam Roberts and LwC friend Jim Norton was particularly insightful. Two kids starred in one of the biggest movies of all time (anyone not alive in the 80s just don’t know) and yet took two entirely different career paths. Why is that?
I’ve been insulated my adult life. I’ve been married 26 years, been together with my wife for 27 1/2 years. That’s a center.
Watching Corey on the set of Goonies, and watching the lack of parental care for him, was horrifying. And we all loved and cared about him, but there’s only so much you can do.
I got lucky. I had parents who loved me. I had parents who cared about me. I had a father whose expectations of me were really specific. He really wanted me to go to college. Even if I got to act, he really wanted me to get that diploma and have that experience.
So, if I’m picking up what Astin is throwing down, he’s saying that having a strong family is the key? That’s funny, because it seems like most Hollywood leftists claim that family is whatever they say it is that week. Or they’re trying to murder it (see Liberals Now Say That ‘To Start a Family’ is ‘Loathsome’ and ‘Offensive’. No Joke…). Yet most of them are messed up in the head. And they are raising their kids – or at least the nanny’s and/or the Church of Scientology is – to be as messed up as they are.
Meanwhile, Astin, who has been with the same woman for close to 30 years, seems to be doing alright for himself.