Chris Rock: I was a shy child
Chris Rock has battled "self-esteem issues" his whole life.
Chris is one of America`s top actors and comedians but the star says he was never popular at high school because he was too shy. The funny man was fascinated by comedy but didn`t have the assurance to try jokes out on his peers.
"I didn`t have much confidence when I was younger, so I wasn`t the class clown," he told Total Film magazine.
Although he is now happily married to the beautiful Malaak Compton-Rock, Chris is still insecure in the looks department too. The funny man revealed he didn`t like the way he looked as a teen and despite having work done on his teeth since, he would like to be more muscular.
"I have self-esteem issues. I had bad teeth most of my life and I was always the skinniest guy around. I got my teeth fixed but it`s very rareto see my arms showing in any movies," he confessed.
Chris says comedy was the only career he ever felt attracted to, although he sometimes feels inadequate because he never had a good education.
"I stopped going to school in the third grade, so I`ve goteducation issues too. I wish I went to college," he complained."But I was always interested in comedy. Making people laugh always seemedcool to me. Some kids wanted to take a radio apart. I would think to myself, How did that joke work?`"