Steve Buscemi got back to his job as a firefighter to assist in the 9/11 rescue and has not gotten over the trauma

21 years have passed since those attacks and the actor still remembers it as if he were there.


Like so many other actors and actresses, Steve Buscemi had a life before he became a Hollywood star. In the early 1980s he worked as firefighter in the New York area of ​​Little Italy, a profession that helped him become part of the fire department of the 11S. Now, 20 years later, the interpreter has shared his personal experience in that attack and how it came to change his life.

During the beginning of the pandemic in Spain, actresses like Nerea Barros (Prince) or Clara Alvarado (The Money Heist) returned to their previous professions of enfermeras to contribute their bit in hospitals due to the serious impact of COVID-19. Like them, Buscemi did not hesitate to join the fire team during the 9/11 attacks, so I remembered in the podcast WTF With Marc Maron. “I asked if I could join and realized that at first they did not trust too much, but I worked with them that day“, bill Buscemi.

During five days the interpreter was in charge in 12-hour days doing everything I could to be of help. An experience that undoubtedly marked a before and after in the life of the actor. “posttraumatic stress? Absolutely. I was only there like five days, but when I stopped going and tried to live my life again, it was very, very difficult, “recalls Buscemi.” There are times when I talk about 9/11 and it’s like being there. I start to suffocate and I realize that it is still a big part of me. ‘

Twitter user John Pompliano has shared on his social network account some of the images of the actor when he entered the fire department with 20 years, specifically between 1980 and 1984, and 17 years later helping in the 9/11 maneuvers. “Steve Buscemi was a New York City firefighter in his 20s, before he became a successful actor. After learning of the 9/11 attacks, he grabbed his old gear and headed to Ground Zero. He worked shifts. of 12 hours for 5 days rummaging through the rubble and trying to find survivors. A legend, “he quotes in the tweet.

Currently, the actor has premiered the third season of the series of the TBS Miracle Workers, along with Daniel Radcliffe.