Sylvester Stallone promised himself he’d be “aware” throughout his Golden Globes win but ended up collecting his award in a daze.
The Rocky star emerged victorious at Sunday’s (10Jan16) ceremony after picking up the Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture award for Rocky movie Creed. It’s his first ever Globe win and the 69-year-old promised himself he’d soak up every moment. However, he didn’t even realise he received a standing ovation.
“You’re kidding,” he marvelled to Variety. “I did not expect to win at all. I was promising myself I would be very aware the whole time, but it proves I was not aware. Just the fact that these incredible people were applauding, it reminds you that in this life, it’s never really over until it’s over and you should never give up trying, which is a great message.”
Picking up the role in Creed was tough for Sylvester, who lost his son Sage in 2012. The 36-year-old suffered a fatal heart attack and it hit his father hard.
“When I lost my son, that was (exhales),” he opened up to Access Hollywood.
“It’s a horrible situation and I didn’t want to do it (Creed), believe me, I didn’t want to do it. But I thought, you know, (Sage) should be there. He should be part of it… He was born when I did Rocky 1.”
Sylvester has three daughters with his wife Jennifer Flavin and Sophia, 19, Sistine, 17, and 13-year-old Scarlet all joined him at the Globes. He might be an award-winning star, but his kids are relatively oblivious.
“And to tell you the truth, it’s OK,” he smiled to Variety. “I was kind of a peripatetic actor – I was always on the road. Then I realised family is everything. You’re going to be judged by how you raised your kids and what you left behind. Finally, they get to understand that they have a loving father and movies are wonderful but they pale to life.”
– Cover Media