Patrick Stewart says writing his autobiography is therapy

Patrick Stewart is writing his autobiography

Patrick Stewart has lived a long and colorful life, but it wasn’t a life he was interested in writing about for a long time. First, because he wasn’t a writer, and second, because he was always working and didn’t have the time. But during the quarantine phase of the pandemic, he was contacted by his agent and told that a publisher really wanted to publish his autobiography. And that was the perfect time to write it.

Recently, Stewart sat down with James Corden on The Late, Late Show with James Corden, and the subject of his autobiography came up. The 81-year-old, who recently celebrated his 8th wedding anniversary with wife Sunny Ozell, called the process of writing about his life “extraordinary.”

Early life wasn’t easy for Patrick Stewart

Stewart’s childhood was marked by domestic violence. In a piece he wrote for The Guardian, he said his father repeatedly abused his mother, and “the terror and misery he caused was such that, if I felt I could have succeeded, I would have killed him.” He described his childhood to Corden as “difficult, uncomfortable, and fearful at times.”

Now, that Stewart is writing about his past, he told Corden that, at the time of the interview, he’d written 274 pages and was only up to 1987 and said he couldn’t tell Corden how good it is for him to do this. With excitement, he added, “It’s therapy, James. And it doesn’t cost anything, and in fact, they pay you!”

Last year, RollingStone reported that Stewart would also voice the audiobook of his memoir. Though no release has been revealed yet, it’s practically a guarantee that the autobiography will be a bestseller when it does release as Stewart has millions of fans who have been following his career for many years. Gallery Books’ Jennifer Bergstrom even confirmed the anticipation of great sales in a statement to RollingStone:

“No other British working actor enjoys such career variety, universal respect, and unending popularity — as witnessed through his seminal roles and his millions of fans across social media — it goes without saying that his long-awaited memoir will be a blockbuster bestseller.”

With Star Trek: Picard season two coming soon, season three a guarantee, and the release of Stewart’s autobiography in the near future, Patrick Stewart fans have a lot to look forward to!