Tatum O’Neal Speaks Out About Overcoming Addiction: ‘I Felt Morally Bankrupt’ | Megyn Kelly TODAY

Tatum O’Neal Speaks Out About Overcoming Addiction: ‘I Felt Morally Bankrupt’ | Megyn Kelly TODAY


♪ ♪>>>SO TATUM ONEAL IS AN>>>SO TATUM ONEAL IS AN ACTRESS, AUTHOR, AND PERHAPS ACTRESS, AUTHOR, AND PERHAPS MOST IMPORTANTLY, SHE IS A
SURVIVOR.RTANTLY, SHE IS A SURVIVOR. SHE IS HERE TO TALK ABOUT HER
REMARKABLE LIFE, AND HER LATEST REMARKABLE LIFE, AND HER LATEST
PROJECT IN A MOMENT. PROJECT IN A MOMENT. BUT FIRST, A QUICK LOOK AT TATUM BUT FIRST, A QUICK LOOK AT TATUM ONEALS INCREDIBLE CAREER. ONEALS INCREDIBLE CAREER. WATCH. WATCH.>>I WANT MY $200.>>I WANT MY $200.>>AT 10 YEARS OLD TATUM ONEAL
BECAME THE YOUNGEST OSCAR WINNER BECAME THE YOUNGEST OSCAR WINNER
FOR HER ROLE AS A CHILD FOR HER ROLE AS A CHILD CONARTIST OPPOSITE HER REAL LIFE CONARTIST OPPOSITE HER REAL LIFE FATHER. FATHER. THEN CAME A STRING OF HITS, LIKE THEN CAME A STRING OF HITS, LIKE “BAD NEWS BEARS,” “INTERNATIONAL
VELVET,” AND “LITTLE DARLINGS,”L VELVET,” AND “LITTLE DARLINGS,”
NOT TO MENTION SMALL SCREEN NOT TO MENTION SMALL SCREEN
ROLES, “”SEX IN THE CITY,” ROLES, “”SEX IN THE CITY,”
“RESCUE ME,” AND “DANCING WITH “RESCUE ME,” AND “DANCING WITH
THE STARS.” THE STARS.” SHE HAS A MEMOIR.
SHE IS CURRENTLY FEATURED IN A SHE IS CURRENTLY FEATURED IN A
NEW FILM CALLED “GODS NOT DEAD, NEW FILM CALLED “GODS NOT DEAD,
A LIGHT IN DARKNESS.” A LIGHT IN DARKNESS.”
PLEASE HELP ME WELCOME TATUM PLEASE HELP ME WELCOME TATUM ONEAL.
[ APPLAUSE ] [ APPLAUSE ]
>>LOVE ALL THE PICTURES.>>LOVE ALL THE PICTURES.>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU.>>WE LOVE THEM TOO.>>WE LOVE THEM TOO.>>I USUALLY HATE ALL THE
PICTURES.LLY HATE ALL THE PICTURES.>>THAT TAKES ME BACK.>>THAT TAKES ME BACK. IM SURE IT TAKES YOU BACK TOO
BECAUSE I WAS — YOU BACK TOO BECAUSE I WAS –>>WHICH ONE?>>WHICH ONE?>>ALL OF THEM.>>ALL OF THEM. WATCHING YOU — FIRST OF ALL WATCHING YOU — FIRST OF ALL “LITTLE DARLINGS,” I WAS DYING
TO BE YOU.RLINGS,” I WAS DYING TO BE YOU.
“BAD NEWS BEARS,” I WAS DYING TO “BAD NEWS BEARS,” I WAS DYING TO
BE YOU. BE YOU.>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. I DID KEVIN SMITHS PODCAST
RECENTLY.IN SMITHS PODCAST RECENTLY. AND HE SAID WHEN I SAW THAT AND HE SAID WHEN I SAW THAT MOVIE, TATUM, I SAID I REALIZED MOVIE, TATUM, I SAID I REALIZED I WOULD NEVER — I WOULD ALWAYS I WOULD NEVER — I WOULD ALWAYS CAST THE WAY AMANDA WERLITZER CAST THE WAY AMANDA WERLITZER WAS. WAS.>>SHE WAS SUCH A SPIT FIRE WHO>>SHE WAS SUCH A SPIT FIRE WHO WENT IN THERE, THE ONLY GIRL ON
THE ALL BOYS TEAM. ONLY GIRL ON THE ALL BOYS TEAM.
I WAS THAT GIRL IN REAL LIFE. I WAS THAT GIRL IN REAL LIFE.
I DID THAT. I DID THAT.>>YEAH, YEAH.>>YEAH, YEAH.>>I STUNK, UNLIKE YOU, HOWEVER,
ON THAT MOVIE.LIKE YOU, HOWEVER, ON THAT MOVIE.
>>THREE MONTHS OF TRAINING.>>THREE MONTHS OF TRAINING.
>>YOU PULLED IT OFF.>>YOU PULLED IT OFF.
. .
THE — THE —
>>IVE BEEN PUBLIC ABOUT IT.>>IVE BEEN PUBLIC ABOUT IT.
WHICH PART? WHICH PART?>>ALL OF IT.>>ALL OF IT. JUST THE DIFFICULTIES.
BECAUSE I THINK A LOT OF US FALL BECAUSE I THINK A LOT OF US FALL
INTO — WE FALL IN LOVE WITH INTO — WE FALL IN LOVE WITH
THESE IMAGES WE SEE ON SCREEN THESE IMAGES WE SEE ON SCREEN
WITHOUT ANY APPRECIATION FOR HOW WITHOUT ANY APPRECIATION FOR HOW
DIFFICULT IT MAY BE TO BE A DIFFICULT IT MAY BE TO BE A
CHILD ON SCREEN IN THE FIRST CHILD ON SCREEN IN THE FIRST
PLACE. PLACE.>>WELL, SOME OF THE — SOME OF>>WELL, SOME OF THE — SOME OF THE THINGS THAT IVE KIND OF
REALIZED IS THAT WHEN YOU ARE SO REALIZED IS THAT WHEN YOU ARE SO
LITTLE, YOU DONT REALLY HAVE A LITTLE, YOU DONT REALLY HAVE A
CHANCE TO FIGURE OUT WHO YOU ARE CHANCE TO FIGURE OUT WHO YOU ARE
BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE TELLING YOU, BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE TELLING YOU,
YOU KNOW, OBJECTIFYING YOU YOU KNOW, OBJECTIFYING YOU
AND/OR TELLING YOU WHO YOU ARE. AND/OR TELLING YOU WHO YOU ARE.
SO ITS VERY DIFFICULT TO KIND SO ITS VERY DIFFICULT TO KIND
OF MARRY THE TWO. OF MARRY THE TWO.
IT TOOK A LONG TIME FOR ME TO IT TOOK A LONG TIME FOR ME TO
FIND, LIKE, WHO MY AUTHENTIC FIND, LIKE, WHO MY AUTHENTIC
SELF WAS COMPARED TO WHAT MAYBE SELF WAS COMPARED TO WHAT MAYBE
HOLLYWOOD THOUGHT I WAS, OR MY HOLLYWOOD THOUGHT I WAS, OR MY
DAD WANTED ME TO BE, OR MY — DAD WANTED ME TO BE, OR MY —
YOU KNOW, WHAT I NEEDED TO BE YOU KNOW, WHAT I NEEDED TO BE
FOR MY BROTHER, STUFF LIKE THAT. FOR MY BROTHER, STUFF LIKE THAT.
SO I THINK THAT THAT IS ALWAYS A SO I THINK THAT THAT IS ALWAYS A
TRICK FOR ALL CHILD ACTORS TO TRICK FOR ALL CHILD ACTORS TO
KIND OF FIGURE OUT BETWEEN WHAT KIND OF FIGURE OUT BETWEEN WHAT
THE IDEA IS, AND WHAT THE THE IDEA IS, AND WHAT THE
AUTHENTICITY IS. AUTHENTICITY IS.>>I MEAN, JUST KNOWING WHAT I>>I MEAN, JUST KNOWING WHAT I KNOW ABOUT YOU, WHAT IVE READ
ABOUT YOU IS YOU WERE REALLY — ABOUT YOU IS YOU WERE REALLY —
YOU BASICALLY DIDNT HAVE YOU BASICALLY DIDNT HAVE
PARENTS GROWING UP. PARENTS GROWING UP.
YOUR MOM WAS AN ADDICT, AND AN YOUR MOM WAS AN ADDICT, AND AN
ALCOHOLIC. ALCOHOLIC.>>ILL JUST STOP YOU THERE.
BECAUSE — BECAUSE ITS TAKEN ME BECAUSE — BECAUSE ITS TAKEN ME
A LONG TIME TO REALIZE THAT MY A LONG TIME TO REALIZE THAT MY
MOTHERS ADDICTION, SHE WAS LIKE MOTHERS ADDICTION, SHE WAS LIKE
FULLY MARGINALIZED IN HOLLYWOOD. FULLY MARGINALIZED IN HOLLYWOOD.
SHE WAS THROWN — SHE WAS THROWN –>>SHE WAS AN ACTRESS TOO.>>SHE WAS AN ACTRESS TOO.>>SHE WAS A REALLY, REALLY GOOD
ACTRESS.AS A REALLY, REALLY GOOD ACTRESS.
AND SHE WAS SUPER TALENTED. AND SHE WAS SUPER TALENTED.
SHE WAS PEGGY ON THE ANDY SHE WAS PEGGY ON THE ANDY
GRIFFITH SHOW. GRIFFITH SHOW.
AND SHE WAS HIS GIRLFRIEND, AND SHE WAS HIS GIRLFRIEND,
PLAYED A BEAUTIFUL SONG ON THE PLAYED A BEAUTIFUL SONG ON THE
SHOW, AND PLAYED GUITAR. SHOW, AND PLAYED GUITAR.
SHE WAS MULTITALENTED. SHE WAS MULTITALENTED.
BUT SHE JUST GOT SUPER BUT SHE JUST GOT SUPER
MARGINALIZED. MARGINALIZED. AND JUST RECENTLY, I REALIZE AND JUST RECENTLY, I REALIZE THAT CANT HAPPEN ANYMORE WHERE THAT CANT HAPPEN ANYMORE WHERE OUR MALE COLLEAGUES ARE GIVEN
THIS, LIKE, HEY, YOU GOT THROUGH THIS, LIKE, HEY, YOU GOT THROUGH
IT, YOURE DOING GREAT. IT, YOURE DOING GREAT.
AND LIKE FOR WOMEN LIKE MY AND LIKE FOR WOMEN LIKE MY
MOTHER. MOTHER. AND COUNTLESS OTHERS THAT WE
DONT KNOW ABOUT BECAUSE THEYRE DONT KNOW ABOUT BECAUSE THEYRE
ALL OUT THERE BUT YOU DONT KNOW ALL OUT THERE BUT YOU DONT KNOW
ABOUT THEM WHO HAVE NOT BEEN ABOUT THEM WHO HAVE NOT BEEN
ABLE TO EITHER GET BETTER OR ABLE TO EITHER GET BETTER OR
GIVEN ANY KIND OF SECOND CHANCE. GIVEN ANY KIND OF SECOND CHANCE.
THAT I SHOULD HAVE THE SAME THAT I SHOULD HAVE THE SAME
OPPORTUNITIES AS MY MALE OPPORTUNITIES AS MY MALE
COLLEAGUES. COLLEAGUES. IF I DO THE WORK, AND I GET
BETTER, SO THATS SORT OF — BETTER, SO THATS SORT OF —
EVEN IF I CANT CHANGE IT FOR EVEN IF I CANT CHANGE IT FOR
MYSELF IN THIS LIFETIME, I WOULD MYSELF IN THIS LIFETIME, I WOULD
LIKE TO BE ABLE TO HOPE THAT LIKE TO BE ABLE TO HOPE THAT
YOUNGER PEOPLE COMING UP, THAT YOUNGER PEOPLE COMING UP, THAT
THEY CAN HAVE THE ABILITY TO — THEY CAN HAVE THE ABILITY TO —
ADDICTION IS A DISEASE. ADDICTION IS A DISEASE.
IT IS NOT A MORAL AFFLICTION. IT IS NOT A MORAL AFFLICTION.
AND WE HAVE TO KNOW THAT. AND WE HAVE TO KNOW THAT.
BECAUSE IN AMERICA RIGHT NOW BECAUSE IN AMERICA RIGHT NOW
LIKE WE HAVE A LOT OF ADDICTION. LIKE WE HAVE A LOT OF ADDICTION.
AND WE HAVE TO TREAT IT LIKE THE AND WE HAVE TO TREAT IT LIKE THE
DISEASE THAT IT IS. DISEASE THAT IT IS.
IT IS LIKE DIABETES. IT IS LIKE DIABETES.
AND I THINK THE MORE WE JUDGE AND I THINK THE MORE WE JUDGE
AND — BECAUSE, LISTEN, I FELT AND — BECAUSE, LISTEN, I FELT
MORALLY BANKRUPT. MORALLY BANKRUPT.
I FELT MORALLY LESS THAN. I FELT MORALLY LESS THAN.
I FELT — AND MOST WOMEN WHO I FELT — AND MOST WOMEN WHO
HAVE BEEN IN ADDICTION FEEL THIS HAVE BEEN IN ADDICTION FEEL THIS
WAY. WAY. THATS WHY THERES MANY MORE, THATS WHY THERES MANY MORE, SAY, MEN IN MEETINGS THAN THERE SAY, MEN IN MEETINGS THAN THERE ARE WOMEN, ALWAYS, BECAUSE ITS ARE WOMEN, ALWAYS, BECAUSE ITS SO PAINFUL TO ADMIT THAT YOU SO PAINFUL TO ADMIT THAT YOU HAVE THIS AND YOU HAVE A CHILD. HAVE THIS AND YOU HAVE A CHILD.>>EVEN THOUGH YOURE NOT ALONE.>>EVEN THOUGH YOURE NOT ALONE. IT HAPPENED IN YOUR FAMILY OF IT HAPPENED IN YOUR FAMILY OF ORIGIN. ORIGIN. IT HAPPENED IN YOUR FAMILY WHEN IT HAPPENED IN YOUR FAMILY WHEN YOU BECAME A WIFE AND MOM. YOU BECAME A WIFE AND MOM.>>WELL, YEAH.>>WELL, YEAH.>>BUT YOURE NOT ALONE.>>BUT YOURE NOT ALONE. I THINK TOO MANY PEOPLE WHO I THINK TOO MANY PEOPLE WHO SUFFER WITH ADDICTION BELIEVE SUFFER WITH ADDICTION BELIEVE ITS THIS BADGE OF SHAME THAT ITS THIS BADGE OF SHAME THAT THEY WEAR BY THEMSELVES.

63 comments

  1. Megan Kelly is a racist and a liar. I will never forget how you purposely inspired racist attacks with race baiting, calling black protesters thugs, saying that all Muslims are terrorists and inciting people to commit hate crimes all over this nation. You and the rest of the propagandist at fox, both past and present, are covered in blood from all of the attacks and murders caused by your words. You cant hide from your past and who you really are. NBC are trying to normalize these people but DON'T LET THEM. DON'T WATCH ANY SHOW KELLY OR ANYONE WHO THINKS LIKE HER IS ON. SHAME!!!!!!
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  2. I LOVE her. Tatum is SO BEAUTIFUL and WHAT AN ACTRESS. I'm so sad the life she lived. I wish Tatum was in MORE t.v or movies SHE'S GREAT!!!!!!!!!

  3. I can't watch Megyn Kelly anymore after she came out and attacked Jane Fonda MONTHS after she did a terrible interview with Fonda. Phony and plastic and not a good interviewer. Jane should have asked Megyn when she got her plastic Barbie nose job–that would have shut her up on the spot!

  4. Tatum has her mother Joanna's beauty. I have always loved her and her work and will always be team Tatum. I wish her the best and hope she realizes one day that you are not defined by your setbacks and mistakes but what you did with them to improve and learn from them.

  5. Who is this women behind Tatum? I've seen her behind other child stars on this friendless wench's show.

  6. I love Tatum. She was robbed of her childhood and innocence. I did too so I can relate to her. My parents were self-absorbed and selfish which created lifelong abandonment issues for me.

  7. Megyn has her head up her butt. No matter how sensitive she tries to appear to be you just know it's fake. Same in every interview.

  8. When I was a 10 year old girl living in Riverside, CA in 1974, I watched the Oscars. I watched Tatum O'Neal win for best supporting actress. I turned to my mother and said, "Mom, I want to win an Oscar just like Tatum O'Neal. We had seen "Paper Moon" and we liked the film. So my mother says, "Oh, you want to be on TV?" I said, "No, I want to be in the movies". So she got me an agent named Betty Ruby in Hollywood. They took a bunch of photos of me and picked out the best of 4 in 1 photo to get me started. I ended up moving back to IL where I was born. I think Tatum is one of the coolest people around!

  9. Tatum, your mother was so talented. Her voice was incredible on andy griffith. I couldnt believe how beautifully she sang that song. A first-rate songstress. Such a beautiful, gorgeous woman. I am so sorry she had such pain and tragedy. I read that your mother's mother, father, and sister all died in a one-car crash. (the father a couple days later from the injuries). I also read she worked hard to eliminate her southern accent. Oh no! I loved her accent so much on andy griffith. It is so wonderful to hear you honor your mother so much. She still gives me a great deal of pleasure. I honor her so much.

  10. This interviewer is so insensitive and rude. Describing Tatum's mother as if all she ever was was an addict. It's clear that Tatum's still in pain. But Kelly doesn't seem to give a crap… Tatum is beautiful and very brave given how she was brought up and the "father" she has to deal with. And she's right, people rarely take the time to understand. They only judge

  11. I m same age, you feel like you grew up w her, loved her in paper moon bad news bears, little darlings…didn t really know the trouble in her life though, hope she is happy now

  12. Clearly, Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Griffin O'Neal, and Redmond O'Neal, all, have a genetically inherited, family, drug addiction, mental disorder, of which, once again, I, myself, and the whole, entire, full rest, of my whole, entire, full family, all, only, truly, will, currently, and always, pray, so very very very very very very hard, and earnestly, that they all overcome, and, also, that they all, truly, will, now, always, and forever, totally, fully, completely, and adamantly, remain, on the right, good, decent, winning, strong, positive, lawful, responsible, and respectable path.

  13. I, and my whole, entire, full family, all, also, truly, currently, and always, will pray, so very very very very very very hard, and earnestly, for Ryan O'Neal's, Tatum O'Neal's, Griffin O'Neal's, and Redmond O'Neal's genetically inherited, family, drug addiction, mental disorder, and their depression disorder, for Griffin O'Neal's melorheostosis, for Tatum O'Neal's rheumatoid arthritis, and once again, for Ryan O'Neal's cancer, hopefully, not, eventually, killing him.

  14. I had a crush on her in movies…Bad News Bears..Little Darlings…she is on the list of the great ones whose made movies…

  15. yeah another messed up kid career for most of it. again and again these kids end up drug users and serkiing an adult career often to no avail.

  16. Ms. Kelly – An alcoholic IS an ADDICT….(addicted to booze)
    I love Ms. O'Neal…..however, addiction can only be arrested…..not overcome (cured).
    Pick-up the first time and game on….let the chaos begin.
    I wish her well….she's wonderful….

  17. I feel there is truth behind her her dad and her brothers I believe each played a roll in where they are today good bad and in between… I believe her dad is telling truths and lies but so is she and her brothers but I believe they all can and will get over this and it will all sort out…

  18. Tatum to Megyn: "I'll just stop you there …" good for her, Megyn had summed her mom up in two words: addict and alcoholic, and Tatum did not let that go unanswered.

  19. I met her at a celebrity show and she was just as gracious and as nice as could be! Love her! Always have!

  20. I know Tatum. She is a former client here in Beverly Hills and she is really a wonderful person. I am always on her side.

  21. I wanted to listen to more about Tatum O'Neal's life and growing up and how she feels now. I didn't know that she felt morally bankrupt throughout her life. I found her to be so talented at such a young age. I mean she won an Oscar at 10 and she was so popular growing up. I wanted to hear more about her addiction and when it started. This upload doesn't give enough time to really listen to the actor's life and I haven't seem her for such a long time. I think that she is very talented and should have received more roles as she got older.

  22. I’m such a big fan of Tatum. I loved her memoir “Paper Moon” (haven’t read her new one yet). She is a survivor. Love her!!

  23. 🌹🌹🌹 I LOVE YOU TATUM O'NEAL 🌹🌹🌹 AND YOUR BROTHERS TOO.I FEEL HORRIBLE AT THE THINGS YOU AND YOUR BROTHERS WENT THROUGH BUT I DON'T FEEL SORRY FOR REDMOND, HE DIDN'T GO THROUGH AS MUCH AS YOU GUYS. AND I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE STILL THE REIGNING QUEEN AS THE YOUNGEST EVER CHILD TO WIN AN OSCAR 🌹

  24. I don't like Megyn Kelly for some reason, but I like her guests because she has guests that I haven't seen in a long time and it is the only reason why I watch this show. As for Kelly, she comes off as phoney in her personality.

  25. Meghan kelly was so rude to label Joanna Moore as a drug addict. Joanna moore was gorgeous and unique and a wonderful actress and she had a sublime voice. Many people adored her. Every time i see her on andy griffith it is a great treat. She did many roles on television.

  26. Her father was a narcissist and then she married one.

    Watching the Oprah series with her dad – it’s very obvious her dad’s supply source is incredibly low and he uses Tatum as his primary source of supply. Very sad to see. The way Ryan speaks to his female ‘friend’ is also beyond disgusting.

    Ryan is only now pretending to want to help Redmond because Farrah was smart enough to leave all of her money to him.

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