In a new episode of Confessions of a Teen Idol, the former stars reveal hidden secrets and emotions about their former lives. In one confession, Christoper Atkins admits that he was a former addict and has been sober now for 22 years. In fact, he was originally up for the part in Foot Loose, but because of his addiction problems, it went to Kevin Bacon instead.
Fast forward today, in a new interview with EW, he reveals why he was chosen for the show:
Well… The true story of it is, the pilot supposedly came about because of me. I don’t know if I’m supposed to say that or not. A friend of mine asked me to come over and install a television wall hanging thing, the tray the flatscreen goes on, so I went over there and I was helping her out. She was dating someone who ended up being one of the exec producers on the show, and she said to him, “You won’t believe who’s hanging a TV for me right now.” He just thought Wow, that’s kinda a cool idea. I wonder what these guys are all up to these days, and if it might make a fun show. So they were sorta chasing me down for a year to be in the show. They could never tell me what the show was about.
What do you hope comes out of Confessions of a Teen Idol?
My kids are graduating from college. I’m single again after 20 years of marriage, unfortunately. So now it’s time to get back into work again. I’m hoping that the show does well, and I can get some more work and start coming back a bit. I’m actually running with a reality show myself. [He’s shopping for a network now.]
Atkins is a sexy Aquarius guy, now that he’s back on the dating scene, who would be a good match for him? Astrologically, he would be perfect for a Libra or Gemini girl. Unfortunately, Heather Locklear is already taken, maybe he would make a good match for Paula Abdul?
I predict his career and his love life will skyrocket this year. Buckle up Christopher, you’re set to have an AMAZING YEAR! What a cutie.