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Sunday 26 April 2015

Slater keeping away from Hollywood

Christian Slater revealed that he's leading a quieter life these days
Christian Slater revealed that he's leading a quieter life these days

Christian Slater has revealed he moved away from Hollywood to escape the "chaos" of showbusiness.

The former teen idol - star of Heathers, Broken Arrow and True Romance - lives in Miami with his new fiancee Brittany Lopez, and revealed while he still likes making movies, he doesn't want to be part of the Hollywood scene.

Christian confessed: "For the last few years I've just been living a quieter life, a happier life. It's nice to have some distance between me and Hollywood and showbusiness in general. I love it, I enjoy the work, I just don't think I necessarily enjoy the things that come along with it. It tends to create a little bit of chaos."

In 1997, the star was sentenced to three months in jail for assaulting his then girlfriend and a police officer while under the influence of drugs and alcohol. In 2003, his wife of three years Ryan Haddon was arrested after hurling a glass bottle at him, gashing his neck. The pair, who have two children, Jaden, 13, and Eliana, 11, divorced a few years later.

Speaking about his rise to fame in the 90s, Christian said: "There's no way to really prepare yourself for something that is unpredictable, and you never know how you're going to deal with some of those obstacles you're faced with.

"A lot of doors are opened for you, you get treated in a particular way which is fun for a while, but you definitely feel a little weird and it can mess with your perspective on what's real. It can s***w with you a little bit."

As a father, he now has other worries.

"My daughter's certainly expressed an interest in entertaining. We had a band at our engagement party and she got up and sang a few tunes - she's certainly not shy. My agent was like, 'Oh my God, I gotta represent her'. I was like, 'Back off buddy!'."

And he'd love to have more children with Brittany. "She'd be a great mother, we definitely talk about it. We're having a lot of fun together."

:: Bullet To The Head is released on Friday, February 1.

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