Chiwetel Ejiofor dice que la muerte de su padre en un accidente automovilístico tiene un 'efecto profundo' en su forma de ver la vida

Apr 25 2022
El actor de Locked Down tenía solo 11 años cuando su padre murió en un accidente automovilístico que ocurrió mientras los dos estaban en Nigeria para una boda familiar.

Chiwetel Ejiofor  reflexiona sobre la pérdida de su padre.

En una entrevista con GQ británica publicada el lunes, la estrella de 12 años de esclavitud de 44 años habló sobre cómo la muerte de su padre, Arinze, a una edad temprana todavía lo impacta hoy.

Según el perfil, Ejiofor tenía solo 11 años cuando su padre murió en un accidente automovilístico que ocurrió mientras los dos estaban en Nigeria para una boda familiar. Mientras conducía por la autopista, su automóvil chocó con un camión.

The outlet added that Ejiofor, who suffered from broken bones and a coma at the time, was the sole survivor of the crash and still has a scar on his forehead from it.

"Grief is something you live with forever in different ways," said Ejiofor in the interview.

"When you lose a parent young, it has a profound effect on the way you view life. At an early age you realize the value of some things and the preciousness of life itself, which is something most people acquire later on. Certain fears or neuroses you definitely carry. Some are justified but you do lose a lot of ideas about knowledge."

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The Locked Down actor was born in London to Nigerian parents.

In terms of the toll the devastating crash had on his confidence, Ejiofor admitted he overcame feelings of fear that grew in the aftermath of the event.

"I think neurosis is a more creative space [than confidence] but it can be paralyzing," he told the magazine.

"Those little fears you pick up along the way grow into such major branches of your personality, and they define the ways you approach things. But such fears are just an illusion you're creating. I have been lucky enough to break some of the fears I had – and when you do, you recognize your genuine path and personality in a richer, deeper way."

The actor stars in Showtime's new series The Man Who Fell to Earth.

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