The past year was certainly not an easy one for Til Schweiger: many revelations, accusations and a confession of his life, which he made exclusively in stern, were discussed in public, Schweiger had to make statements numerous times and apologize again and again. That has apparently hardly changed to this day, because in the interview podcast “Hotel Matze” the actor and filmmaker speaks for three hours about the topics that concern him most.

There is also a longer passage about what happened after and during the previous crisis and who remained loyal to him. When asked whether there were people around him who canceled his friendship, Schweiger said: “It wasn’t that they said: ‘Til, I don’t want to be friends with you anymore.’ “But then they just disappeared. I’ve had that happen many times. So from people where I really wouldn’t have thought.”

It wasn’t surprising to him that his fellow actor Matthias Schweighöfer didn’t get in touch. Schweiger said: “Last year you could see exactly who reported and who didn’t. Most of them reported. It didn’t surprise me at all that Matthias didn’t report. Because I haven’t had any contact with Matthias for years more and we were once very, very, very close. He was like a little brother to me. But at the moment when he stood on his own feet, since we made that unspeakable film together – ‘Four against the bank’ – never heard from him again. That’s why I would have been happy now, but I didn’t say: ‘Matthias didn’t get in touch, asshole.'”

Til Schweiger goes on to say that there were other contacts that Schweiger would actually have expected to be so popular, but who also stopped getting in touch. We hear that the distance from Fahri Yardim seems to have hit him particularly hard. “What moved me was that Fahri didn’t get in touch. And I took Fahri with me everywhere. Fahri always said: ‘Yes, I tell everyone, including my whole family, they all love you because without I would play you as a greengrocer now and all that. I have so much to thank you for.’ And then all of a sudden he was gone. He didn’t get in touch,” he explains. The same apparently applies to Tim Wilde.

In the “Hotel Matze” podcast, Schweiger also talks about how he wished people had shown him his limits when moments arose on set or while working together in which he treated other people badly, wrongly or unfairly. Even today he would still wish that. “If someone were to come to me today and say: ‘Til, I never had the courage until now, but this and what you did back then hurt me so much and that also had consequences for me, then “I would do everything in my power to somehow turn this around,” he says.