How “The Beatles: Get Back” Film Helped Paul McCartney Forgive Himself
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 14: (EDITOR'S NOTE: Editorial use only) Sir Paul McCartney performs on stage at The SSE Hydro on December 14, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Roberto Ricciuti/Redferns)
Paul McCartney recently shared that The Beatles: Get Back helped him forgive himself.
In a recent interview with Dana Carvey and David Spade in Fly on the Wall with Dana Carvey and David Spade, McCartney shared how the film helped him forgive himself. When the host asked what he was forgiving himself about and why he felt like he had to forgive himself, the icon said:
“I thought I was too bossy. I thought that would’ve been the problem, but when I saw the film I’m not being bossy at all. I’m just trying to get people to work.
“I’m just trying to get us, you know, ‘come on guys,’ you know it’s two weeks off, you know. So people have said to me, Peter said to me, ‘well someone have to do that,’ someone had to be that guy, so I forgave myself.”
With that realization, McCartney said:
“I let myself off. I thought yeah, that’s all I was trying to do. I wasn’t trying to be pushy or I was just trying to get the work done.”
Aside from that, McCartney also shared some of his unforgettable and fun moments working with his former band. He recalled:
“The other aspect I thought is great is the way we just goofed around.”
He said that there was this “play as a tool” scheme before wherein they were goofing around and eventually they’ll come to do the thing that’s supposed to be done. It helps the band to make the work feel a little lighter and more enjoyable. McCartney said that “spirit” was always there and remained until the band broke up. He stated:
“You know that spirit was always there, from the minute I met John… Until the minute the Beatles broke up and beyond actually. You know, there was always that sort of we’re just two guys goofing our way through the world.”
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