November 24, 2010 03:24:48 GMT
'I just didn't know how to handle money. It was my fault. I wasn't earning a lot of money,' the star opens up about his laid-back attitude.
Ray Winstone has blamed his former money struggles on his laid-back attitude, insisting he could have secured his finances if he had bothered to keep track of his spending. The "Sexy Beast" star's career stalled in the 1980s and he was forced to file for bankruptcy twice as he spiraled into debt.
But the Brit takes full responsibility for his woes, admitting he enjoyed spending his cash too much to worry about it running out. He says, "I just didn't know how to handle money. It was my fault. I wasn't earning a lot of money. When I worked, I was just spending it. It was a laugh, you know."
"But I've never really worried about anything, you know. That's my trouble, I don't get stressed. If I did, I'd have probably not got into that situation in the first place."