Corey Feldman: I Worked Very Hard, But It Was An Escape - Fox 2 News Headlines

Corey Feldman: I Worked Very Hard, But It Was An Escape

Posted: Updated:

Corey Feldman went through a lot as a child and he talks about those experiences in his new book "Coreyography". Feldman talked about how film sets were an escape from the abuse he says he suffered at home at the hands of his mother.

"It was a way to go to a place where everyone was going to treat me with love and respect..."

When told how his mom denied ever hurting him, Corey said he's not surprised.

"What else would you expect? To be able to do the things that she's done to her children is, I can't even put myself in the mindset, I'm a father so as a father I can't imagine hurting my child for anything."

In the book, Corey also details the sexual abuse he says he and friend Corey Haim experienced while working in Hollywood.

"We were really painted in a very bad way for many many years because I think there were people in very high positions that were aware of the things that were going on...I think that there were people in positions of power that worked very hard to try and desecrate our reputations and our names to make us worthless so when we finally came forward it would be worthless."

Corey also talked about how he'd read an article a few months ago and in it, an actress acknowledged what the they were going through was common knowledge in the industry.

"She said friends of mine (hers) in the biz knew about the two Coreys like it was talked about casually like as a joke, like everyone's been with them..." Corey says he and Haim had to act even when they weren't on the set.

"We have to put on that image that 'hey we're in Hollywood, everything's happy all the time'...that is part of the conditioning, you don't want to reveal your scars."

Fun Facts About Corey Feldman (Source: Wikipedia)

1) He is an American actor and singer. He became well-known during the 1980s, with roles as a youth in films such as Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, The Goonies, Stand by Me, The Lost Boys, Gremlins, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The 'Burbs. Feldman is also the lead singer for the ska band Truth Movement.

2) Feldman started his career at the age of three, appearing in a McDonald's commercial. In his youth he appeared in over 100 television commercials and on 50 television shows, including The Bad News Bears, Mork & Mindy, Eight is Enough, One Day at a Time. and Cheers. He debuted in the films Time After Time and Disney's The Fox and the Hound.

3) Feldman then went on to feature in several high-grossing movies (including a fair amount of number-one movies) in a row. These movies included Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984), Gremlins (1984), The Goonies (1985), and Stand By Me (1986), alongside River Phoenix, Wil Wheaton, and Jerry O'Connell. In 1987, Feldman appeared with Corey Haim in The Lost Boys. This film marked the first on-screen pairing of Feldman and Haim, who became known as "The Two Coreys". The pair went on to star in a string of films, including License to Drive (1988) and Dream a Little Dream (1989).

‘Coreyography' is out in stores now.

Twitter: @Corey_Feldman

Website: coreyfeldman.net

  • The Latest From Good Day LAMore>>

  • Claire Thomas: The Kitchy Kitchen

    Claire Thomas: The Kitchy Kitchen

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:54:41 GMT
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] This morning Claire Thomas, the author of food blog ‘The Kitchy Kitchen’ was here with simple and delicious summer bring along BBQ desserts.
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] This morning Claire Thomas, the author of food blog ‘The Kitchy Kitchen’ was here with simple and delicious summer bring along BBQ desserts.
  • Eric Buterbaugh: Summer Party Florals

    Eric Buterbaugh: Summer Party Florals

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:40 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:40:28 GMT
    Planning for a fun summer affair? We've got floral designer and flower guru Eric Buterbaugh from The Bouqs here to show us how to make elegant and simple table top florals.
    Planning for a fun summer affair? We've got floral designer and flower guru Eric Buterbaugh from The Bouqs here to show us how to make elegant and simple table top florals.
  • Irina Shayk: My First Movie Role, I'm Very Excited

    Irina Shayk: My First Movie Role, I'm Very Excited

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:20:42 GMT

    Irina Shayk is co-starring with Dwayne Johnson in the new ‘Hercules’ movie, where she plays his wife.

    Irina Shayk is co-starring with Dwayne Johnson in the new ‘Hercules’ movie, where she plays his wife.

  • Celebrity InterviewsCelebrity InterviewsMore>>

  • Irina Shayk: My First Movie Role, I'm Very Excited

    Irina Shayk: My First Movie Role, I'm Very Excited

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:20:42 GMT

    Irina Shayk is co-starring with Dwayne Johnson in the new ‘Hercules’ movie, where she plays his wife.

    Irina Shayk is co-starring with Dwayne Johnson in the new ‘Hercules’ movie, where she plays his wife.

  • Uzo Aduba: Innocent Like A Child, But Children Aren’t Scary

    Uzo Aduba: Innocent Like A Child, But Children Aren’t Scary

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:16 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:16:53 GMT
    She is an American-born actress of Nigerian ancestry. She is known for her role as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren in Orange Is the New Black, for which she received a nomination for the 2014 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.
    She is an American-born actress of Nigerian ancestry. She is known for her role as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren in Orange Is the New Black, for which she received a nomination for the 2014 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.
  • Fifth Harmony: We Are Excited For The New Direction We Are Going In

    Fifth Harmony: We Are Excited For The New Direction We Are Going In

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-07-18 16:41:16 GMT

    Fifth Harmony are still celebrating their VMA Award nomination for ‘Miss Movin' On’. They got that news Thursday…and they're gearing up to perform tonight at the Pacific Ampitheatre.

    Fifth Harmony are still celebrating their VMA Award nomination for ‘Miss Movin' On’. They got that news Thursday…and they're gearing up to perform tonight at the Pacific Ampitheatre.


Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices