The actor also spoke about how Hollywood also ignores stories that represent his upbringing.
“I don’t see personal stories that necessarily resonate with me, because they’re not my stories,” he said to Men’s Health. “I think there’s room for me to tell mine, and probably an audience that would be hungry for them. The voice of the average, blue-collar American isn’t necessarily represented in Hollywood.”
In fact, Chris is taking the matter into his own hands, and is actually working on a movie based on his own life experiences.
“I have a script I wrote that’s very personal about my life, that I’ve written almost more as an acting exercise than something I’d produce,” he said. “But I think if I finish my career without ever having starred in something that I wrote and directed, I’ll feel some regret about that.”
“Maybe that’s what I’d want to try to express in my work if I were to write and create something, because it’s a damn shame,” he continued. “I don’t feel we have to be at war with each other like we are, and it’s just getting worse.”
We love that Chris is standing up for something that he believes in, and is making a positive change in what ways he can. We know that representation matters, and we can’t wait to see his movie based on his life.