The Talk - Patrick Stewart Recalls 'Shameful,' Short-Lived Journalism Career
Air Date: 03/07/17
Sir Patrick Stewart recalls balancing his start in acting with a short-lived career in journalism, at age 15, which ended with a bit of scandal. He shares "It was shameful, shocking year in my life... I left school at 15, not because I dropped out, but because that was the end of my education... I was offered a job on my local newspaper... but, I was also doing a lot of amateur acting, I was involved with five different amateur companies... that meant that there were conflicts with my journalist activities and duties and I did some bad stuff." The "Logan" star continues, "On two occasions, I made it up. False news... fake news..." Sara Gilbert reacts, "We can call you a trendsetter, really." Ultimately, Stewart confesses, after receiving an ultimatum from his editor to quit acting, "I went upstairs and packed up my typewriter... and I walked out."