The Office star Rainn Wilson is seen for the first time during a lunch outing in Malibu after spilling on childhood ‘trauma’ and growing up in a ‘loveless’ home
Rainn Wilson was spotted outing in Malibu for the first time on Friday since he became aware of the “trauma” of his childhood and growing up in a “loveless” home.
The Office alum, 57, who revealed the abuse has resulted in long-term mental health issues, was spotted having a quick lunch at Moonshadow’s Restaurant with his former co-star, Paul Lieberstein.
The star wore black shorts and a plain black short-sleeved shirt to keep cool in the warmer temperatures.
Wilson pulled on a pair of sneakers with vibrant orange laces and donned a green California Republic cap.
He also opted to wear brown sunglasses and don a pair of white, wireless earbuds as he strolled through a busy parking lot.
First outing: Rainn Wilson, 57, was spotted outing in Malibu for the first time on Friday since opening up about his childhood ‘trauma’ and growing up in a ‘loveless’ home
Keep it casual: The star wears black shorts and a plain black short-sleeved shirt to keep cool in warmer temperatures
Rainn was seen waiting at a wooden table on one side of the building and later met fellow The Office alum, Paul.
He also opted for casual comfort in jeans and a gray T-shirt, along with a pair of black flip flops.
His final appearance comes shortly after the actor opened up about his childhood “trauma” on a recent episode Steven Bartlett’s The Diary Of A CEO podcast.
Wilson rose to international fame for his iconic character Dwight Schrute on the hit series The Office, running for nine seasons from 2005 to 2013.
However, the actor has since revealed that despite his natural comedic talent helping him become a millionaire star, he has had to undergo 22 years of therapy to reverse the damage done to his well-being during his childhood.
Rainn said, “I’ve experienced a lot of pain in my life, and a lot of suffering from anxiety, depression, and addiction. As I immersed myself in the recovery and therapeutic process, I can fully attribute that to many of the gross imbalances and traumas I endured as a child.”
“It’s important to dig up and honor the pain we’ve been through, the lies we’ve been told, the gaslighting we may have gone through, also religious traumas, all sorts of different traumas that we suffer from.”
The Rocker star explained that his mother “left” before he turned two, leaving him to be raised by his father.
Relaxing getaway: Wilson pulled on a pair of sneakers with vibrant orange laces and donned a printed green cap
Strolling: He also chose to wear brown sunglasses and white wireless earbuds in his ears as he strolled through a busy parking lot
Taking a break: Rainn was seen waiting at a wooden table on one side of the building and later met up with fellow The Office alum, Paul Lieberstein
Catching up: The two friends and former co-stars were spotted having a conversation while standing in the parking lot
Opening: His latest outing comes shortly after the actor opened up candidly about his childhood “trauma” during a recent episode of Steven Bartlett’s The Diary Of A CEO podcast
After an impulsive move to the “jungles of Nicaragua when I was three years old,” Rainn and his father settled in Washington State in time for him to start kindergarten.
Wilson revealed that despite growing up in the Bahá’í faith community (which believes in the unity and equality of humanity, and in one God), his childhood was loveless and filled with “anger” and “gaslighting.”
After his father remarried, Wilson recalled growing up in a “loveless shell of a house,” where he faced “many different kinds of abuse.”
“Abandoned toddler, that will freak you out, and there was the strange gaslighting mind fuck,” he joked.
He claimed that by the time he reached teenage age, he became cut off from his emotions because his father and stepmother did not know how to handle their own feelings and therefore did not teach him how to do so.
Wilson explained that his own father endured a traumatic childhood and stated that this left his father unable to parent in the way his son needed.
The Meg actor admitted that his family life eventually drove him to turn to acting as he was naturally drawn to an environment where he found “acceptance” and “love” as a result of his natural talent.
The star later shared his belief that going through a less than ideal childhood ultimately gave him the drive to succeed in his chosen career.
In the past: The Rocker star explained that his mother ‘left’ before he turned two, leaving him to be raised by his father
‘Loveless’: After his father remarried, Wilson recalled growing up in a ‘loveless shell of a house’ where he encountered ‘a lot of different kinds of abuse’
Motivation: The star later shared his belief that going through a less than ideal childhood ultimately gave him the drive to succeed in his chosen career
“This is the curious thing, I’m thankful for it because if I had had a happy, balanced childhood, I don’t know what my career would have been,” he explained. “It certainly wouldn’t have been a successful actor.”
Wilson struggled with “addiction, depression and anxiety” into adulthood, and not even the success of The Office could help bring the inner peace he longed for.
In July, Rainn stopped by the Club Random with Bill Maher podcast and admitted that he was “largely unhappy” while filming The Office.
He said that while on the show, “…for several years I was mostly unhappy because it wasn’t enough.”
‘Not enough’: He said that during the show he was ‘mostly unhappy for a number of years because it wasn’t enough’; seen in 2019 in Malibu
Different focus: The actor added, ‘I’m on one of the great TV shows. People love it. I didn’t enjoy it,” admitting he would focus more on what he didn’t have
“I realize now that I’m on a hit show, have an Emmy nomination every year, make a lot of money, work with Steve Carell and Jenna Fischer and John Krasinski and these great writers and incredible directors like Paul Feig.”
The actor added, “I’m on one of the great TV shows. People love it. I didn’t enjoy it,” admitting he would focus more on what he didn’t have.
“I was thinking, ‘Why am I not a movie star? Why am I not the next Jack Black or the next Will Ferrell? How come I can’t have a movie career? Why don’t I have this development deal?’ “‘
“I made hundreds of thousands (but) I wanted millions. And I was a TV star, but I wanted to be a movie star,” adding, “It was never enough. Humans have lived for hundreds of thousands of years, and ‘never enough’ has helped us as a species.’