Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Finnish singer/actor: Vesa-Matti Loiri

I've been writing a lot about Aki Kaurismäki and many of actors and actresses who perform in his movies. Sure there are plenty of other personalities in Finland. One to mention is Vesa-Matti Loiri, aka Vesku (68), who has been performing in movies since he was a young bloke.

I'm not going to write his biography here, you can check it out from Wikipedia, but I'm going to focus on writing how awesome man he is nowadays. In Helsingin Sanomat Father's Day special they had interview Vesku and his son Joonas. The topic is that "You couldn't call Vesku as a dad". I think this kind of honesty is good to bring up as an example how even people who have succeed in fame are maybe not so successful in family life.

Vesku also admits that he was a bad dad and that now it hurts him. He promised his child, Joonas, things such as going to amusement park and he didn't appear to pick Joonas up. Joonas waited him for hours. Put yourself in Joonas' shoes - a child waiting for his dad for hours. That leaves deep scarves in life for sure. It's all psychological and parents don't always realize how they damage their children's future.

By these times Vesku was performing in movies and everyone knew him, but other side his family was suffering.

Vesku tells in the interview that the older he gets, the more he has started to understand the meaning of family. Well, it's never too late and the most important thing is to understand this - and for other people learn how to forgive.

Nowadays Vesku performs even in Finnish clothing brand Makia's catalog photos.


Photo from here
Source: Helsingin Sanomat

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