Ben Kingsley says he had a difficult relationship with his mother. The Oscar-winning actor complains it was hard growing up in his family because his mom found it difficult to connect with her children and especially didn’t understand him. He told Live magazine: “To put it in a nutshell, I am an actor, but my childhood was not full of applause. It was applause-less. It was very difficult to read my mother. She had a circuit missing. That made her distant…. Adulthood? Whoa. She couldn’t handle it. Her attitude was difficult to cope with. Fibbing. Showing off. Acting all the time…. It baffles me.” Fibbing? Showing off? Acting? Isn’t that how he earns his living now? Maybe he should be a little more thankful, especially since he admits in the same article that before she died, she admitted that she was proud of him for his talent. The 66-year-old star has four children from marriages that ended in divorce while they were minors, so it would be interesting to hear what his children have to say about his parenting skills as an absentee father.