Actor Jeremy Renner said he gained a new superpower since surviving a near-death snow plow accident in January.
Renner spoke out about how his priorities and stage of mind have shifted since the accident during a recent interview with CNN. “I’m very, very clear. My life is really lean, if that makes sense. There’s no fat in my life anymore. I don’t have time for that,” he said, as he reflected on the incident. “So, there’s something really beautiful about having that superpower.”
Renner noted that his time feels more “valuable” now and he has gained new perspective since the ordeal.
“I just feel very blessed and very lucky to be upright and walk around and to live life,” Renner said.
The famous actor said he relocated to Charleston, South Carolina and has invested his time and energy in a local spirits company called Sweet Grass Vodka – a project he had taken on before the accident occurred.
He described what he referred to as “gifts” that he feels he gained since the traumatic experience and grueling recovery.
“I was really clear about how I want to spend my time, and who I want to spend my time with,” he said to CNN.
“This to me feels like family, sort of lifestyle things we talk about all the time. And then we have the spirit itself, it’s much more the shared experience. And that to me is where I want to spend my time,” he said.
“There is a lot of gifts that I received because of it,” Renner said.
“When you’re tested physically, emotionally, spiritually, in every way, and then to come through it, that’s something hard to explain,” Renner said.
Renner spoke about his ability to overcome the physical anguish and mental strain after the accident.
“Perseverance. Strength. It’s all a mental game. I put it in my back pocket now,” he said.
“I know how to deal with pain. It’s all mind. It’s all in the mind. If you can sift through the fog of it all, I am very blessed,” he said to CNN.