Gunn opens up about past suicidal thoughts in lengthy post .”Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2″ director James Gunn has revealed that he struggled in his youth to find himself, even considering ending his life.In a lengthy message on Facebook, the 46-year-old filmmaker said he had an “incredibly difficult time connecting to other people”, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“When I was young I felt utterly alone, at times to the point of suicidal thoughts. I never felt like I belonged. And, despite having love around me, I had an impossible time experiencing it, or taking it in.”
“Suddenly I could see past the bland suburbs where I lived into a more magical world, a world more aligned with what I imagined. Sometimes these works were simply escapist fantasies that distracted me from the difficulties of my internal life,” he wrote.Gunn said he became aware there were others like him out in the world, when he started observing cinema.”But other times, in the strongest moments – maybe through the words of Alice Cooper or Freddie Mercury, through Cronenberg films, or even in Chewbacca’s growl, I experienced something deeper – the realisation that I wasn’t completely alone.
Gunn also thanked fans around the world for their incredible response to his latest outing.”The movie is doing incredibly all over the world – up nearly fifty percent over the first film in most territories, and a breakout hit in countries where it didn’t do as well the first time around (hi, Korea!)
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