|Michael Hawkins, Christian Slater (inset). Photo Credit: RadarOnline.com|
The interview featured a candid discussion between Slater and director Lars von Trier in which he said that he had recently reconciled with his dad, a "manic-depressive schizophrenic." Hawkins was 79 years old at the time, and has since turned 80.
"He's always had trouble – he was a fantastic actor and extraordinarily charismatic and very, very good looking, but he had a really difficult time working with directors, collaborating with people," Slater told the director, also noting that his mother was his father's agent.
Things have apparently gone sour between the two since then. Slater's "virtually destitute" dad told RadarOnline.com last week he's been "disowned" by his famous son — and he'd do almost anything for a reconciliation.
Slater began his career on his dad's former soap, playing D.J. LaSalle on Ryan's Hope. Hawkins' other soap roles include Mark Elliott on Love is a Many Splendored Thing and Paul Stewart on As the World Turns.
Let's hope Slater and Hawkins can find some lasting peace in their relationship.