It’s a weird time to be Corey Feldman — but isn’t that always the case? Nicholas White caught up with the former child star for a feature in today’s Los Angeles Times Calendar section and while the main topic was his overall career and the death of Michael Jackson, the piece veered a bit into the fanboy sector. And while last summer Feldman called a “Goonies” revival “a myth,” this year he’s more slippery on the subject. Here’s an excerpt:
The 1980s movie icon — Mouth of “The Goonies,” Teddy of “Stand by Me,” Pete of “Gremlins” — wants you to know he really is a good guy.
Since last summer’s second season of the A&amp;amp;amp;amp;E reality show “The Two Coreys” and last July’s long-awaited (but direct-to-DVD) feature “Lost Boys: The Tribe,” Feldman has kept largely quiet. But lately, he has been talking up his Pink Floyd-esque band Truth Movement and its goal of making concerts environmentally friendly. In addition, he says a “Lost Boys 3” is in the works and a sequel to the beloved “Goonies” is not entirely out of the picture.
“My job, it seems, in life is to educate the world that, ‘Hey that was just the beginning of my life, I’m still very young and have a long way to go.’ “
But sometimes it seems letting go of the past is the hardest part of going forward. Two days before Feldman’s first concert on his band’s “Off the Grid” tour at Universal CityWalk, Michael Jackson died.
Feldman, who famously befriended the pop singer during his own teen years, went into a painful self-reflective mode. Although Jackson and Feldman were close at one time — and Feldman said he remains friendly with the Jackson family — they had a public falling out in 2001. Then, amid the singer’s felony child abuse charges, Feldman publicly stated in 2005 that their relationship may have been inappropriate.
Since Jackson’s death, though, Feldman has been calling him a “role model” and “dear friend…”
– Nicholas White
RECENT AND RELATED
CREDIT: “The Goonies” cast photo shows Corey Feldman in the hat, image courtesy of Warner Bros.