John Corbett Shares Career Regret: ‘It’s Been Unfulfilling’ Only Being an Actor in Hollywood and ‘I Picked the F—ing Wrong Thing to Do With My Life’

John Corbett recently appeared on the “Fly on the Wall” podcast (via Entertainment Weekly) and expressed regret over limiting his career in Hollywood to strictly being an actor. Corbett’s acting career spans hit television series such as “Northern Exposure” and “Sex and the City” and movies like the “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” franchise. However, all the money he’s made from acting hasn’t prevented him from feeling like he’s missed out on other creative roles in Hollywood.

“Look, I’m in the fourth quarter of the football game now, in life and in showbiz. It’s just a fact,” Corbett said. “So I can reveal now I picked the fucking wrong thing to do with my life.”

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“Have you ever sat in a fucking waiting room of a doctor’s office for like an hour and been like, ‘What the fuck?'” Corbett added about his career regret. “For me, that’s what making a movie is like, because I’m not part of any creative process.”

Corbett cited Emma Stone’s career as one that might’ve afforded him a more fulfilling Hollywood career as she not only acts but also produces and acts as a creative collaborator on recent film projects such as “Poor Things” and “Kinds of Kindness,” both directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. Corbett laments that he never had that kind of experience in Hollywood.

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

Corbett recently reprised his “Sex and the City” role on the show’s Max follow-up series “And Just Like That.” He’ll appear in the upcoming third season as well. Listen to his full episode on the “Fly on the Wall” podcast here.

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