updated 04/22/2011 AT 8:00 AM ET
•originally published 04/22/2011 AT 8:45 AM ET
He has nearly 50 movie and TV credits to his name, but Mel Gibson says he doesn’t care if he’s ever in front of a camera again.
“I could easily not act again. It’s not a problem,” the troubled actor-filmmaker, 55, tells Deadline Hollywood in his first major interview since a series of leaked audiotapes documenting his rants to ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva dominated summer headlines. Gibson adds that he’s going to work again with Randy Wallace, who wrote the script for the 1995 Best Picture Oscar winner Braveheart.
While Gibson may seem willing to give up and not look back on his career, he expresses regret over what he said on the tapes, where he unleashed expletives on Grigorieva, 41. Among his statements to her: “How dare you act like such a b—- when I’m being so f—— nice.”