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‘I Picked The F***ing Wrong Thing’: ‘Sex And The City’ Actor Says He Regrets Becoming An Actor

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Actor John Corbett, widely known for his recurring role as Aidan on the HBO drama “Sex and the City,” said he regrets his decision to go into the profession.

The 63-year-old actor said during an appearance on the “Fly on the Wall” podcast that he would have preferred a behind-the-scenes role in Hollywood instead.

“Look, I’m in the fourth quarter of the football game now, in life and in showbiz. It’s just a fact. So I can reveal now I picked the f***ing wrong thing to do with my life,” Corbett told hosts David Spade and Dana Carvey, per Today.

The celeb continued, mentioning how he’s had an issue with “any authority figure” since he was a child. 

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“I picked something to do with my whole life for my fulfillment of my work life, which is, ‘Dude, stand here, say this, put this on, look this way, say it faster, cut your hair like this,’” he said.

Corbett, who starred in the “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” franchise, also mentioned how boring it was sometimes.

 “Have you ever sat in a f***ing waiting room of a doctor’s office for like an hour and been like, ‘What the f***?’” he said of being on set. “For me, that’s what making a movie is like, because I’m not part of any creative process.”

“I’ve made a lot of money. I live in a beautiful home. People come to me at every f***in’ restaurant I go in. I’m a friend of the world,” Corbett went on. “But as far as a fulfilling creative work life, I didn’t write one f***ing line. I didn’t write one joke that made people laugh. So it’s been unfulfilling on that level.”

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The actor found fame thanks to his breakout role as Chris Stevens on the CBS comedy-drama “Northern Exposure” (1990-1995). Corbett also spent some time as a country music performer, releasing albums in 2006 and 2013.

Corbett has discussed feeling less than enthused about his acting career in the past. “I’ve made friends with the idea of, this is just what I do,” he told The New York Times in June 2023. “When the phone rings and it feels like the money’s right and the place is right and the time is right, I’ll go be this guy that these people want.”

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“I was the hunky guy and women would gush,” he added. “I don’t think one person has ever come up to me and said, ‘Hey, I think you’re a good actor.’”

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