Luke Perry in a
Acting can also mess a lot of things up. As
can movies. There's a story element of a film I did called
""8 Seconds"" that haunts me to this day. The portrayal of my character's
father in that film, and it was a true life story, and
it portrayed him as being much harsher in his relationship with his son
than ever he truly was. And somehow, through all
small day-to-day battles that one has on a movie set with the creative
powers that be on some level, that got by me.
And I feel that in that film we misrepresented to the world the depth of
the emotion and the love and compassion of a man
named Clyde Frost.
And all the things that go with being an actor, the accolades, which there
are way too many of, all of those things come with
a big responsibility. And when you drop the ball, as I feel we dropped the
ball there it doesn't go away.
In closing, all creative endeavors have a measure of risk. And I don't
mind that. That's all part of it.
Because the risks I take are make-believe, and on paper and there are
people out here in the world everyday taking big risks
for little payback. And they do it day in and day out. People talk about
actors, about me, and other people.
They say hero, role model ... all that stuff. I really hope that if
nothing better comes from the events of the past year that people have
had a chance to really look around and see who the real heroes are. I just
play one on TV.