We all have regrets, but some people’s are more public than others.
While attempting to make his Hollywood comeback after being shunned for many years, Mel Gibson has been forced to address some of his most notorious screws-ups on national television.
The “Braveheart” actor is currently promoting his World War II drama “Hacksaw Ridge” as an Oscar contender, leading to his appearance on the “Late Show With Stephen Colbert” Tuesday to address his past crimes against society — and the LAPD.
Shot lying on a picnic blanket with Colbert as they ponder life, the CBS late-night host asked Gibson, “Hey Mel-Mel, when you look back over your life, do you think you’ll have any regrets?”
“No, not one,” the 60-year-old replied.
“Not one?!?” Colbert marveled, before Gibson clarified, “They tend to come in clusters.”
You mean like that time he told a police officer that Jews were to blame for all the wars in the world while he was being arrested for DUI?
While mulling over what he would tell his younger self, Gibson then came up with the usual musings “not to worry about the little things, live every day to the fullest, take advantage of all the gifts.”
And most importantly, “I’d also tell my younger self to ‘shut the f— up,” he said.
Yep, right before he made that slew of anti-Semitic remarks to a cop would probably have been a good time for that nugget of advice.
Watch Gibson’s blanket chat with Colbert above.
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) November 2, 2016
“Late Show” airs on CBS at 11:35 p.m.