Mandy Patinkin apologizes for his past behavior on TV sets

mandy_patinkin_2013_03_04 In a recent New York Times Magazine profile, Mandy Patinkin has openly apologized to the TV directors he worked with in the past for his behavior. The Homeland star now feels sorry about the way he treated those who worked with him.

He says, “I struggled with letting in other people’s opinions. During Chicago Hope, I never let directors talk to me, because I was so spoiled. I started off with people like Milos Forman, Sidney Lumet, James Lapine – unbelievably gifted people – so there I was saying, ‘Don’t talk to me, I don’t want your opinion’. I behaved abominably. I don’t care if my work was good or if I got an award for it. I’m not proud of how I was then, and it pained me.”

mandy-patinkin-0113-lgSpeaking about quitting Criminal Minds, Patinkin said: “It wasn’t the right fit. I made a choice I didn’t want to make. I pushed myself, thinking I needed more fame, more economic security. When Criminal Minds came along, I had just survived the discovery that I had prostate cancer, so I guess I had that vulnerability. I didn’t listen to any piece of myself and I paid the price. I never expected to work in television again.”

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