Warcraft Filmmaker Duncan Jones, otherwise known as David Bowie’s son, talked about his father’s death in a new interview, referring to it as “bittersweet,” but also expressing that he feels fortunate that he had a chance to say goodbye. Bowie, a veritable music icon died shortly after the new year (Jan. 10) after an 18-month struggle with cancer.
Jones is best known for his films Moon, Source Code and new release, Warcraft, and has credited his father for inspiring him to become a filmmaker in the past.
“I’m OK, I’m good.” Jones said on The Nerdist Podcast. “I was very fortunate, we got a chance to say our goodbyes. It’s a weird one for me, I don’t really know how to talk about it or what to say about it - other than the fact that we got a chance to say our goodbyes.”
He further said, “Weird things make me miss him, but it’s still early days. I’m sure I always will, but it’s tricky. He was a big gravitational pull in my life as far as who I saw myself as. How I separated myself from the world and how I saw myself. It’s bittersweet because right now my wife is very pregnant and she’s due in June.”
This is not the first time that Jones has spoken out about his father following his death. He infamously threw shade on Lady Gaga’s Bowie tribute at the 2016 Grammy Awards. Jones wasn’t alone in his reaction to her performance, especially since an Intel commercial ran right before she performed. His did, however, praise Lorde’s performance of “Life on Mars” at the BRIT Awards and seems to agree with his father that the New Zealand singer is “the future of music.”