It was a huge night for Sylvester Stallone, who took home his first-ever Golden Globe on Jan. 11 — but things turned somber in the press room when a reporter asked about his late son, Sage, who passed from a heart attack at age 36, in 2012. However, Stallone gave his son quite the tribute.
Creed is all about the friendship between Sylvester Stallone Rocky and Michael B. Jordan‘s Adonis Creed — a friendship that grows more into a father-son relationship. So, after Sly, 69, took home the Golden Globe for his supporting role in the film, he was asked if that relationship was “therapeutic” at all for him, after losing his son in real life.
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“That’s a very heavy question,” he said in the press room. “To be frank, any time you can vent emotions that are real, I think it’s very very helpful. Most importantly, I wanted to respect his memory and I think we did. It was good. It was good.” Watch the tribute here!
If you’ve seen Creed, you know that yes, they did — and yes, it was good. Stream Stallone’s new movies here!
Sylvester made the whole evening into a family affair, bringing his wife, Jennifer Flavin, and three daughters Sistine, Sophia and Scarlet.
“My kids really have no idea who I am, and to tell you the truth, that’s O.K.,” he said backstage. “I was a kind of a peripatetic actor, on the road all the time, and I wasn’t really in the moment [when they were growing up]. Then I realized that family is everything and that is the greatest award that you get. When you are laying there on your death bed, you are going to be basically judged on how you raise your kids and what you’ve left behind. So finally [at this stage in their lives] they get to understand that they have a caring father. Movies are wonderful, but they don’t compare to the movie of life.”
Were you happy to see Sly win?