It was during their time together on set that Corey says Carrie tried to help the then-18-year-old get off drugs — something she'd personally been through herself.
The 45-year-old remembers to People:
"She was just very supportive and very positive and sweet. Every minute on the set with her was a pure joy, honestly. We never had an argument; we never had an awkward moment."
"I was not at the best point in my life and I was about to go off the deep end to the dark side right before I became a heroin addict, and she saw it coming. She saw the darkness that was growing in me, but I didn't understand it at that point. I didn't know what was coming. Carrie looked into my eyes and saw the pain and recognized it. She said to me, ‘Honey, I got tot tell ya, this is your bail out. This is your chance to become clean and I can help you. Or you can be in denial and you're going to go down this long, hard road.'"
Unfortunately, Feldman said he didn't think he had a serious problem at the time:
"At the time, I was like, ‘I have no idea what you're talking about, but I really appreciate that you're reaching out and you're sweet, but I'm fine.' And I believed I was fine. But she had some great psychic ability and she saw my future. She knew I was headed for danger."
"[Carrie] told me, ‘You may believe you're fine, but you're not. You are changing seats on the Titanic.' Sure enough, a year later, I tried heroin for the first time and became an addict."
About 15 years ago, and after being sober for quite some time, Corey remembered reconnecting with the author at an event:
"She came up to me and said, ‘Lets go have a drink,' and I was like, ‘No, no, no. I'm sober.' We did have a nice back and forth friendship, but unfortunately we never reconnected in the past decade, which is sad. I would have loved to have said goodbye. You just never know. It's one of those things where we all really need to take notice and appreciate the people in our lives."
The former child actor concluded by offering his condolences to Carrie's family, especially after the tragic loss of Debbie Reynolds the following day:
"My prayers are certainly with her family more than ever, and now Debbie, it's heartbreaking. She was a beautiful and wonderful lady, and will be missed by many."
[Image via WENN.]
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